Andy draws on years of experience as an advocate, executive and advisor in government, business and the nonprofit sector. As a coach and consultant, he is known to be hands-on and practical in support of organizations seeking to foster positive change and have greater impact. At the heart of his work is a core commitment to equity, inclusion, collaboration and the celebration of diversity.
A seasoned chief executive, Andy was President of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate; President of the nonprofit Alliance for Business Leadership; and Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League of New England. Andy also served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice, and has been appointed by Governors of both major political parties to policy-making commissions, task forces and international trade delegations. He teaches business ethics and leadership at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
As a principal in two strategy firms he founded, Emblem Strategic and Conscious Customers, Andy has focused in critical areas of social impact and DEI strategy for clients who want to be leaders in their fields.
High-impact organizations have recognized Andy as a reliable ally and willing partner. He was awarded the NAACP’s Kivie Kaplan Humanitarian Award in 2008 and received the Max Michelson Humanitarian Award from Jewish Family Service of Metro-west in 2018. Andy is a Trustee of the Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology and a Strategic Advisor with the Foundation for Business Equity. Previously he served as a trustee of William James College, as a Senior Fellow at UMass Boston in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, and as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Andy is a graduate of the Roxbury Latin School and Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He earned a J.D. With Honors from The George Washington School of Law where he was Notes Editor on the Law Review.