The Honorable Mayor Robert Wunderlich, PhD was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2017. Previously, he represented Beverly Hills as its Director on the Board of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the government agency charged with ensuring a reliable supply of water for Southern California, from 2007 through 2017. He graduated from Team Beverly Hills in 2010.
Professionally, Mayor Wunderlich has been an economic and business consultant for more than 25 years, across many industries vital for Southern California, including entertainment, technology, healthcare and fashion. His clients include many prominent businesses and law firms. He co-founded Discovery Economics Inc. in 1999. Previously, he consulted regarding similar issues at Law and Economics Consulting Group (LECG) and Deloitte & Touche. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wunderlich was a research scientist.
Mayor Wunderlich earned an MBA with emphasis in finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a PhD in chemical physics and an MA in physics from Harvard University, and a BA in chemistry with secondary emphasis in English from Columbia University. He is a registered professional chemical engineer in the State of California.
Mayor Wunderlich grew up in Queens, New York. He moved to Southern California in 1981 and married his wife, Andrea Spatz, in 1986. Mayor Wunderlich served on the board of his neighborhood association in Westwood prior to moving to Beverly Hills. Andrea and Mayor Wunderlich moved to Beverly Hills in 1999. Andrea is a certified financial planner at Wallensky, Spatz & Associates and past president of the Shalom Institute. She earned degrees from UCLA and the Harvard Business School. Their children, Matthew and Michele, graduated from Beverly Vista and Beverly Hills High School. He and his family are members of Temple Isaiah.
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