As President of Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership, Andrew is responsible for establishing the strategic vision and direction for the organization, working with the Board of Directors, staff, local businesses, residents, government, and institutions to build partnerships necessary to sustain effective, well-coordinated downtown growth and organizational effectiveness. Andrew leads program, policy, brand and fund development, working to build a best-in-class place management organization and a complete, 24-hour neighborhood. Andrew brings over 10 years of industry experience to his position, most recently serving as Associate Director of the Governor’s Office of Urban Initiatives, and prior to that, Executive Director of Downtown Muskegon Now. Andrew holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Public History at Western Michigan University. Andrew, his wife Allison, and their son Gerrit are proud residents of the City of Kalamazoo.