Andy serves as the Chairman and COO of Husch Blackwell Strategies with extensive experience providing strategic government affairs counsel for Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, public institutions, and businesses of all sizes. He specializes in effecting change through direct and constant advocacy. In a complex legislative and regulatory environment, Andy has successfully and consistently helped his clients overcome challenges and achieve their strategic priorities.
Andy founded Statehouse Strategies, LLC in January 2016 and was recognized as “one of the top lobbyists in the state today” by The Missouri Times. The newspaper noted “his client list is a ‘who’s who’ of top Missouri corporations and associations, and anyone coming to Missouri with an issue that needs work makes a stop at his office.” The firm represented over forty clients in Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Prior to establishing Statehouse Strategies, Andy was a founding partner at the law firm of Schreimann, Rackers, Francka & Blunt LLC. As a founding partner, Andy created and managed the firm’s public policy and lobbying practice.
Andy is also recognized as a top political strategist and has managed the efforts of four successful statewide campaigns, as well as several House and Senate campaigns. He has also consulted for the Missouri House and Senate campaign committees and the Missouri Republican Party. Most recently, Andy managed the re-election campaign of United States Senator Roy Blunt, whose seat was targeted by national Democrats as an opportunity to flip control of the US Senate. In 2010, Andy also managed the first campaign for Senator Blunt, which was the largest midterm win in a Missouri Senate race since 1994. In 2004, Andy led the gubernatorial campaign that elected Matt Blunt as Missouri’s 54th Governor, carrying 101 of Missouri’s 114 counties. In 2000, Andy managed the campaign that elected Matt Blunt as Missouri’s 37th Secretary of State.
A Missouri native, Andy holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.