After growing up in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, Andy attended college at the University of Wisconsin and graduate school at the University of Minnesota majoring in math and engineering.
Now retired, he enjoyed a 30 year career as a consulting mechanical engineer in California and served as president of Syska Hennessy Group, the largest engineering firm of its type in the country, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and other major cities.
Notable accomplishments under his leadership included firm-wide technology advancements, creating a strong client-service culture, designing sophisticated sales and marketing initiatives, and rebranding the firm as a broader based consulting company.
Andy resides in Wilson, Wyoming and in Tucson, Arizona. In Wyoming, he served on the Teton County Energy Board as they implemented a major energy reduction plan.
He is a board member and past board chair for True Concord, Voices and Orchestra, in Tucson Arizona and serves on the board of the Tucson Desert Song Festival and the Grand Teton Music Festival
In retirement he utilizes the educational resources of the University of Arizona, attends many of Tucson’s and Jackson’s cultural events, and enjoys hiking, golfing, skiing, bridge and travel.