Furthermore, J. Andrew Rice has excelled as the president of the Rice Richardson Foundation since 2000 and a director of the Baylor Line Foundation since 2009.
DALLAS, TX, April 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present J. Andrew Rice with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Rice celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Rice is an esteemed planning, management and financial consultant who has excelled as the chairman of the board for Public Management, Inc., in Cleveland, Texas from January 2016 through January 2020. Founding the Texas-based company in 1982, he served as the president and the chief executive officer between 1992 and 2015. Established to help Texas communities navigate the challenges faced when pursuing prosperity for their cities and towns, Public Management, Inc. exists to build vibrant and sustainable communities by providing various planning, financing and management services. Boasting more than 150 active clients, Public Management, Inc., notably merged with Tim F. Glendening & Associates in 2012 and A&J Howco Services, Inc. in 2018.
Prior to establishing his company, Mr. Rice was a consultant for Community Management Services in Houston. He is now President of CommEcoDev, LLC, which exclusively focuses on Community and Economic Development for small and medium sized Texas communities. He also flourished in several other positions, including as a teacher in the Texas public school system. Mr. Rice remains active as the owner of X2 Bar Farms, a tree farming business, and Exurban Properties, a real estate business.
In his community, Mr. Rice served as a minister of music at Rural Shade Baptist Church between 1980 and 2011. In 2018, he and 120 other ministers performed at Carnegie Hall in New York as the Singing Men of Texas. He also served as chairman of the deacon body at Rural Shade Baptist Church from 2014 through 2017. Mr. Rice has been involved with the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce in Texas twice as the president and chairman of the board of directors and the Tarkington Student Foundation as a past president and a current member of the board of directors.
Mr. Rice initially obtained an education at Baylor University in Texas, earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, cum laude, in 1975. Enrolled at the University of Houston shortly thereafter, he eventually graduated with a Master of Arts in public management in 1979. Aligned with several professional societies, Mr. Rice is currently a member of the Texas Forestry Association, the Texas Economic Development Council, the Tarkington Historical Society and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Furthermore, Mr. Rice has excelled as the president of the Rice Richardson Foundation since 2000 and a director of the Baylor Line Foundation since 2009. He was recently honored as the Texas Tree Farmer of the Year by the Texas Forestry Association in 2019. A celebrated Marquis listee, Mr. Rice has been included in approximately 30 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in the World.
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