June 7, 2022
Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145
American Rivers announced today that Andy Sheehan has been elected to its board of directors. Sheehan brings a breadth of expertise that will be instrumental in helping the organization achieve its vision of clean water and healthy rivers everywhere, for everyone.
Sheehan is a technology venture capitalist, based in Palo Alto, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming and is the managing partner of Tippet Venture Partners. Previously, he was a managing director of Sutter Hill Ventures. He has invested in and served on the boards of numerous leading public and private companies for more than 30 years. Andy is currently on the boards of Yext, Quinstreet, H55.ch, Real Magic, Creditly, GLMX and Certemy. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Wharton School of Finance.
“Andy has a deep connection to rivers and has been a dedicated conservation supporter for decades,” said Tom Kiernan, President of American Rivers. “His leadership comes at a critical moment, and his perspective will guide us as we develop bold solutions to address some of the most pressing challenges facing rivers, including climate change, racial injustice and the biodiversity crisis. At a time where we must maximize our impact, I am grateful for the leadership of our strong and dedicated board.”
“Growing up in Walla Walla, Washington, I spent many happy years hiking and fishing in and around the Snake River area,” Sheehan said. “One of my motivations to become involved with American Rivers is to work to rehabilitate this great river ecosystem. I look forward to helping American Rivers grow its impact all across the country, protecting and restoring the rivers that are so vital to our lives.”