Richard Wasch


Advisory Council Chair


B.S. Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University
M.S. Management Science, Lehigh University

Rich graduated from Lehigh with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, with High Honors, in 1971 and a M.S. in Management Science in 1973. He retired after 30 years delivering business performance and process improvement with Accenture (Consulting and Operations). He was a partner / senior executive in New York and Ireland and worked with a diverse group of financial service clients. When colleagues ask what he does in retirement, Rich says, “I am not working for a paycheck but am as active and energetic as ever.” Rich serves the community in various voluntary leadership roles protecting the environment and advocating for social, political and ethical responsibility / action. He travels frequently, takes courses at University of North Carolina - Asheville, enjoys a variety of sports and fitness activities and time with extended family. Rich resides in Asheville, NC with his wife Karen. Between them, they have four children.

Class Year: 

1971, 1973 G