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Alexander Crutchfield (born December 12, 1958) is an American businessman, financier and investor.
Born in Tucson, Arizona, a fifth generation Arizonan, he earned a BA in African History, Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College as a Distinguished Scholar and recipient of the CMC Student Citizen Award. He earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of Mensa.
Crutchfield founded American Water Development Inc. (AWDI) with Maurice Strong, Robert O. Anderson, David R. Williams, Jr, and Samuel Belzberg, and served as its Vice Chairman. AWDI launched the first attempt to create a large scale private water development project in the Western United States. Other members of the board of directors included William D. Ruckelshaus and Richard D. Lamm. This project, however, failed to gain regulatory or legal approval.
He also served as Vice Chairman of First Colorado Corporation, a private company which acquired and developed over 500,000 acres (2,000 km2) of land and mineral rights in seven western states.
He also founded Oasis Partners, an investment and advisory firm. Oasis Partners originates, structures and invests in opportunities in real estate and private equity, focused on US and UK Real Estate, China and India. He serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of Griffin Capital in London.
He is an expert on Middle East Energy matters and is a frequent speaker and contributor on these issues, notably in Qatar.
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He serves as an advisor or on the boards of numerous private companies and not for profit organizations including:
- Arizona Cancer Center at the University Medical Center (Tucson, Arizona) - an NCI-designated Cancer Center
- Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Advisory Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder
- Cisco Learning Institute, an affiliate of Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Arizona Club
- Arizona Humanities Council
- "Executive Profile: Alexander Crutchfield". Business Week. Bloomberg. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
- "They're Accomplished, They're Famous, and They're MENSANS". Mensa Bulletin. American Mensa (476): 23. July 2004. ISSN 0025-9543.
- Stephen Gascoyne. "The Grit of a Colorado Water War Plan to Pump Water from the San Luis Valley Threatens Future of a National Monument". The Christian Science Monitor. Quetia, subscription required. Archived from the original on May 30, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- Colorado Supreme Court (May 9, 1994). "American Water Development Inc. v. City of Alamosa" (Court decision). Retrieved June 9, 2011.
- "Enriching The Middle East's Economic Future Conference: Program". Conferences Organizing Committee, Doha – State of Qatar. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2007-12-14.
- "Where in the World are We Going" by Maurice Strong.
- "Crossing the Next Meridian" by Charles F. Wilkinson
- "The Next West: Public Lands, Community and Economy in the American West" by John Baden
- The Atlas of the New West by The Center of the American West