Adjunct Professor, Public Relations
Andy's 15-year career in marketing and communications has spanned pro sports, to technology, and government, both agency and in-house, to earned media, social media, influencer marketing, and more.
He is currently the Executive Vice President of Brand Partnerships for XOMAD, one of the world's oldest and most advanced influencer marketing firms, where he helps brand marketing leaders engage with influencer communities. Before that, Andy served as the first Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for the City of San Jose.
Andy spent more than 12 years at Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm, where he rose to the rank of Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Technology. He and his teams built and led global, integrated communications marketing campaigns for top brands like Samsung, Microsoft, Google, PayPal, HP, Coursera, AMD, and many others.
Andy kicked off his career as the team editor for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He graduated from Vanderbilt University.
In his spare time, Andy loves basketball, running and cooking (though not all at the same time).