Andy Blunt serves as the chairman and COO of Husch Blackwell Strategies and has extensive experience providing strategic government affairs counsel for Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, public institutions, and businesses of all sizes. In addition to government affairs, Blunt advises clients who are facing significant challenges that encompass public affairs and reputation management. In a complex legislative and regulatory environment, Andy has successfully and consistently helped his clients overcome challenges and achieve their strategic priorities.
As COO of Husch Blackwell Strategies, Blunt is primarily responsible for managing and growing the firm’s state government affairs practices throughout the nation. The firm has over 120 state government affairs clients in offices in Missouri, Texas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin and is also managing government affairs projects in multiple other states.
Prior to forming Husch Blackwell Strategies, Andy founded Statehouse Strategies, LLC in January 2016 and was recognized as “one of the top lobbyists in the state” by The Missouri Times. The newspaper noted that “his client list is a ‘who’s who’ of top corporations and associations, and anyone coming to Missouri with an issue that needs work makes a stop at his office.”
Shortly after graduating from law school, Blunt 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 for over a decade.
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. 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. 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 Bachelor of Science degrees in both history and political science from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.