Director of Government Affairs, Comcast

A nineteen-year veteran of communications strategy and public affairs, Andy is a Director of Government Affairs in Comcast’s Mountain West Region. Andy leads Comcast’s external affairs and economic development work with local public officials and business leaders in the western part of the Denver metro area, the communities along Highway 36 to Boulder, and the state’s mountain communities.

Prior to joining Comcast, Andy was the Manager of Public Affairs for a company formerly called Molycorp, a producer of rare earth materials, which are critical elements in a wide variety of advanced technologies. Andy was previously a Vice President at McBee Strategic Consulting, a leading public affairs firm in Washington, D.C., where he assisted venture capital-backed, clean energy technology companies with strategic policy and political guidance, message development, and federal legislative advocacy.

Before returning to Colorado in 2012, Andy spent the first decade of his career in Washington, D.C., largely at the intersection of business and government. Andy worked on Capitol Hill in communications strategy and media spokesman roles for the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Senator John Kerry, and Senator Fritz Hollings, and he had his first opportunity to work in high profile, political communication as a member of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle’s communications team from 1997 to 2000. A Colorado native, Andy got his start on the Hill working as a staff assistant for former Congressman David Skaggs, who represented Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.

Andy received his MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he focused on business models and strategies that blend financial value with environmental and social value, and he holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Affairs and Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.