As Senior Vice President for Federal Relations, Andy co-leads S360’s DC office with Senior Vice President Tylynn Gordon. He brings more than three decades of experience in federal service, campaigns, government relations and the law.
Though based in Washington D.C., Andy supports and advises Strategies 360’s offices across 12 western states. He is particularly well-versed in policies involving appropriations, telecommunications, climate change, energy, transportation, science, health, tourism, and indigenous peoples.
Andy was most recently Chief of Staff to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), whom he had served since 2013, shortly after the Senator took office. Prior to joining Senator Schatz’s office, Andy was a political consultant based in Hawaii. He headed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in Hawaii in 2007-8, led strategy for Schatz’s successful 2014 and 2016 campaigns, was a senior adviser to Mazie Hirono’s (D-HI) successful campaign for the Senate in 2012, and the campaign manager for Senator Daniel Akaka’s successful re-election campaign in 2006.
From 2009 -2012, Andy was the Director of External Affairs and Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Washington, DC. In addition to coordinating engagement strategies throughout the agency, he was heavily involved in inter-agency outreach following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Andy practiced law in Hawaii for over 20 years. He founded and served as Managing Partner at Winer, Meheula & Devens. He earned a B.A. in political science and history from UCLA, and J.D from the University of California’s Boalt Hall School of Law.