District 1 | Appointed January 2023
Andy Pierucci and his family have lived in Riverton for almost eight years. He loves Riverton and is honored to serve his friends and family as a member of the Riverton City Council.
Andy has been involved in the community since first moving to Riverton. He served on the Riverton City Historic Preservation Commission for three years, including a year as chair. He also served on the Riverton City Economic Development Committee.
Andy excels at bringing various coalitions and interests together for a common cause. He currently works for a Fortune 100 company in the aerospace and defense industry. He has an extensive background in political campaigns, communications, strategy, public policy, and international trade. Before joining his current employer, Andy worked as the director of public policy and business development at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce. He shaped the chamber’s policy process to facilitate the coalescing of many ideas and opinions into an actionable way forward representing the voice of business in the region. Previously, Andy spent four years working for the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food in a number of different policy, market enhancement and leadership roles. As the director of the department’s marketing, communications and economic development division, he oversaw all department communications, the Utah's Own program and the state’s agricultural international trade program.
In addition to his full-time job, Andy is an adjunct professor at the Center for National Security Studies at Utah Valley University teaching future leaders in industry and national security courses on advanced and emerging technology and space policy. Andy has extensive experience in political campaigns and the policy process. He spent three years working as a congressional campaign manager and has worked on campaigns at every level of government.
Andy also serves as a member of the Utah Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He has spent time volunteering as a Boy Scout leader for youth in his neighborhood and has helped found nonprofit organizations in the state, including the Emerging Leaders Initiative and the Utah Aerospace and Defense Association. In 2018, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed Andy to serve on the Utah District Export Council. He served on that council for three years. In 2021, Andy was named as one of Utah Business Magazine's 40 Under 40 Award recipients. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Utah State University, obtained a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Utah, and has a certificate in Business, International Relations and the Political Economy from the London School of Economics.
Boards and Committees
- Riverton City Council, District 1
- Redevelopment Agency of Riverton City (RDA)
- Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area (RLESA), Board Member
- Riverton Fire Service Area (RFSA), Board Member
- South Valley Chamber, Board of Directors
- Jordan River Commission, Executive Committee