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George Fruehan has been active in community service throughout his career and even more so since retirement. He has been a Board member of Berkeley Food and Housing, provides free counsel to the elderly in preparing taxes during tax season, and tutors in reading to youth weekly in Richmond and San Pablo schools. He is joining Rotary to enjoy new and expanded service and social opportunities. As one club member put it: “Fred has been a Rotarian for years; he just didn’t know it!”
In his business career, George worked for 40 years as a business analyst, first with Price Waterhouse, then 10 years as partner in a local accounting firm, then 20 years self-employed. Clients ranged from smaller, closely held corporations like Otis Spunkmeyer to larger, public companies, including Sun Microsystems, Philips Semiconductor, PG&E, Bank of America, and American Savings, and for Not-for-Profit clients like KQED (PBS), UC Regents, and the UCSF Medical Center. In truth, George is not yet fully retired. He provides expert testimony in litigation on economic damages and on technical issues, and analysis resulting in depositions and testimony in federal and state courts.
George has his BS and MBA degrees from Cal, where he met his wife Mimi. Mimi volunteered at our Richmond RotaCare clinic in earlier years. They both are active with their church and various meditation and reading groups. They have 3 adult, married daughters, each with two children. George and Mimi live in El Cerrito and enjoy escapes to Lake Tahoe, visiting their children’s families and providing care to grandchildren, and traveling around the world. They’ve explored the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Russia, and much of Europe. George enjoys reading and hiking, and good conversation.