Chief Operating Officer
Growing up within a family business and then gaining experiences in hotels and restaurants, the facility management and hospitality industries have been a lifelong passion for Rush.
With almost 30 years in the business, Rush joined Emcon in November of 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. In recent years, Rush has concentrated his efforts on managing regional operations teams and on assisting clients with design and implementation of their global strategic plans for FM services.
Professional development is a continual process for Rush. He has studied sustainability and is working toward LEED certification. In addition, he has received Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and holds several certifications in business management. He has also served as a Graduate Assistant with the Dale Carnegie Leadership courses.
Rush has maintained active involvement with multiple industry groups throughout his career including the Strategic Account Management Association, International Facilities Management Association and the Society of Food Service Management. In addition, Rush has participated as an industry advisor at the University of the East in San Juan Puerto Rico where he has presented to students about the growing business of food and facilities management.
During his time at Sodexo, Rush was one of the charter members of SEED, the national sustainability expertise team and has participated multiple times as a mentor in the Impact Mentoring program.
Community service is highly integrated in Rush’s life. He serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Special Equestrians, a Therapeutic Riding Center for the disabled in Philadelphia and assists with leadership of the local 4-H equestrian group. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of Fair Food Philly, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting local agriculture in Southeastern Pennsylvania.