Andrew is responsible for leading Reputation Partners’ Chicago office and serves as one of the firm’s top client crisis counselors. Andrew works with clients on strategic communications, proactive and reactive crisis and issues preparedness and reputation management programs.
Andrew joined Reputation Partners after five years at Edelman where he was Senior Vice President, Crisis & Risk Management and Public Affairs Lead for the Chicago office. While at Edelman, Andrew managed issues campaigns and crisis communications for a variety of local, national and global clients, across a wide range of sectors, providing tactical execution, campaign leadership and strategic counsel.
Prior to his time at Edelman, Andrew spent 14 years working in state and federal government, most recently serving almost four years as chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the lead state agency for economic development.
Andrew’s experience ranges from front-end crisis preparedness, campaign development and management and corporate positioning to stakeholder communications and labor relations. Andrew’s expertise also includes all types of message and media trainings from tabletop exercises to rapid crisis response.
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What’s your favorite part of your job?
Meeting new people with interesting challenges.
What’s something people are always surprised to find out about you?
I have a twin sister.
What quote best describes your outlook on life?
“Be serious about yourself, but don’t take yourself too seriously.”