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HF&H Change in Leadership

January 10, 2018

We are excited to inform you that Rob Hilton will assume the role of President of HF&H Consultants effective January 1.

Rob takes the reins from co-founder and President Bob Hilton, who will retire from client consulting in March but remains a firm owner and member of the Board. HF&H is extremely grateful to Bob for his vision and leadership over the last three decades, a period of success for the HF&H team, its service partners and, most critically, its clients.

We believe consistency – over time – in the president’s role has been helpful in maintaining focus on our mission, strategic direction and firm values. We also recognize the need to adapt to changes and develop new approaches to what we do and how we do it. Therefore, the partners decided a generational shift in leadership is appropriate at this time.

Like all our partners, Rob has a passion of helping public agencies achieve their vision of a sustainable future through successful solid waste, water and waste water services. We are confident Rob will guide the firm to preserve our mission and core values, deliver exceptional service to our clients, continue the collaborative work culture that distinguishes HF&H, and lead the firm through its next levels of growth and development.

If you don’t yet know Rob, we are hopeful that you will have an opportunity to connect directly in the year ahead. Since joining HF&H Consultants more than 15 years ago, he has handled nearly 300 projects for more than 100 public agencies. Rob has assisted communities throughout the state in the process of developing strategic plans to achieve their high diversion or zero waste goals and supports more than a dozen communities each year in procuring and negotiating their solid waste collection, processing and/or disposal contracts – all services under increasing environmental and rate pressure.

A frequent speaker on topics related to sustainable funding mechanisms, recycling, organics infrastructure development and related-legislation, Rob has also served as the President of the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) from 2014-2017. He holds a degree in political science and public administration from the University of California, Davis.

We look forward to an exciting 2018 for HF&H Consultants and for all our clients, colleagues and friends!