Chair - Retiree Health Plan Committee
Member - Audit Committee
Elected by County Employees Retirement System members – Term Expires October 31, 2021
David Rich was first elected to serve as one of the three KRS Board of Trustees representatives from the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) in November 2013, and was reelected in 2017. He is the Chair of the KRS Retiree Health Plan Committee and is a member of the KRS Audit Committee, after having previously served as Chair of the Disability Appeals/Administrative Appeals Committee for four years.
Mr. Rich has over 35 years of experience in safety, workers compensation, loss control, training and education within the public and private sectors, including 27 years of service with Louisville Fire and Rescue. Mr. Rich left government service in 2000 to work in the private sector as a Project Safety/Security Manager at the largest construction site in North America (the International Hub project for United Parcel Service) and then spent several years as the Corporate Safety Director for Lesco Design and Manufacturing Company managing safety at sites in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He is a recipient of the Liberty Mutual Silver Safety Award, the Kentucky Governor's Safety Award, the Kentucky Safety and Health Network (KHSN) Award for Safety in Business, and the Kentucky Public Retirees Humanitarian Award. Mr. Rich officially retired in July 2010.
Mr. Rich served several terms on the KHSN Board of Directors and has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America teaching CPR and First Aid in addition to his volunteer work with other civic organizations, churches, and as a coach of Little League Baseball and YMCA Youth Basketball teams. He received a Business Degree from Oxford Business College in Louisville, Kentucky and has been certified as an OSHA 500 Construction Outreach Trainer, a FEMA Safety and Survival Instructor, an Emergency Medical Technician, a licensed real estate agent in the state of Kentucky since 1976, and a CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor.