Grant Thornton Public Sector
Andy’s focus is helping public organizations use evidence, data and innovation to strengthen their results. He is a Director at Grant Thornton Public Sector and also hosts the Gov Innovator podcast. He was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and, before that, Special Advisor on the Evidence Team at the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration, including a year detail to the U.S. Department of Education. His prior roles include one of the top three appointed leaders at Wisconsin’s labor department, an agency of 1,600; a Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle; Staff Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors in the Clinton administration; and Special Assistant to the President at MDRC, the social policy research firm. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Andy earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Swarthmore College, and an MPP and PhD in public policy from Harvard University. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.