Biography

Andrew works with the military-services and veterans’ organizations to develop credentialing and workforce readiness pathways for veterans and military-families -including SHRM’s Certification. Andrew also helps create resources that empower organizations in their inclusion-hiring efforts. He is the contributing author to the SHRM published book “From We Will to At Will- A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning and Thriving in Today’s Workplace.” Andrew previously served as SHRM’s Director of Social Engagement overseeing all SHRM’s social media programs. Prior to joining SHRM, Andrew served as an account manager at Purple Strategies PR firm overseeing digital media efforts of many Fortune-500 clients.

Andrew is a retired Army Infantry-Officer serving twenty-one years in various leadership roles during multiple overseas and combat tours (Iraq, Bosnia, Macedonia and Egypt). He also served as Chief of Media Outreach for Multi-National Force-Iraq, and Chief of Marketing and Advertising for the Army Reserve, and Director of Social Media for the Army Reserve.
Andrew is passionate about awareness and resources in support of mental health and is enrolled in William and Mary College’s Masters in Mental Health Counseling program with a concentration in veterans and military families. Most importantly, Andrew serves as “Working-Dad” to his three wonderfully exhaustive teenagers in Alexandria, VA.