wcs_andrew

Andrew directly supports a number of federal and non-profit clients providing policy analysis, writing and research support, as well as assistance in the development of communications and legislative strategies. Prior to joining Ward Circle Strategies, Andrew spent several years working on and off Capitol Hill. Most recently, he worked as an associate at a Washington, DC government affairs firm, developing federal strategies for public bodies including cities, counties, and higher education institutions.

In this role, Andrew conducted research and provided reports, memorandum, and briefs on a wide variety of client issues including health, transportation and infrastructure, labor, public safety, education and defense. On behalf of clients, Andrew drafted research papers, talking points, press releases and monitored the appropriations process along with other key authorization bills throughout the year.

Before transitioning off the Hill, Andrew was an aide to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus, who resigned to become the United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. In that capacity, Andrew assisted the Senator and staff on all matters of strategic and logistical planning, protocol, and administrative operations. Before joining the staff of Senator Baucus, Andrew also worked on two state-wide campaigns in South Carolina

A native of the Washington, DC area, Andrew graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a minor in Italian.

Career Highlights:

  • Ward Circle Strategies, Senior Associate
  • Alcalde & Fay Government Affairs, Associate
  • United States Senate, Office of Max Baucus, Executive Assistant
  • Ashley Cooper for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Finance Director

3 Fun Facts:

  • An avid traveler, Andrew studied in Florence, Italy in college and has visited 16 countries in Europe, Central America and the Middle East
  • He grew up for several years in Vermont and enjoys skiing as much as possible when time allows
  • Andrew lives in Columbia Heights
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