As State Network Director, Andrew leads the development, growth, and promotion of NSC’s SkillSPAN – a multi-state network of state coalitions working to advance policies that support industry engagement, skills equity, public accountability, and job-driven investment in collaboration with NSC staff, national partners, and state coalition leads. Andrew joined NSC in 2018.
Prior to joining the National Skills Coalition, Andrew was Senior Policy Analyst with the Indiana Institute for Working Families, where he staffed the Indiana Skills2Compete Coalition and lead advocacy and research on issues affecting low- and middle-income families. Previously, Andrew served as a Presidential Management Fellow with the Office of Legislative Programs and Policy Review at the Veterans Health Administration and the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and co-founded a school-to-work program for at-risk youth in northern California through AmeriCorps.
Andrew has authored numerous reports and briefs on higher education, workforce development, wages, economic development, and other issues affecting working families, including ‘Clearing the Jobs Pathway: Removing Non-Academic Barriers to Adult Student Completion’, ‘Credentials of Opportunity: Better jobs, better employment and better outcomes for Indiana’, and most recently, ‘The Status of Working Families in Indiana: 2018 Report – How to return Indiana to its place as a leader in jobs, wages, and the economy in the Midwest and the U.S.’.
Andrew holds a master’s degree in the social sciences from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University – Bloomington.