Position: 
Executive Director of Professional Development
Department: 
Credentials: 
  • M.B.A., 2002, Benedictine University
  • B.S. (Business Administration), 1991, Olivet Nazarene University

As Executive Director of Professional Development at Olivet Nazarene University, Andy works with companies to help grow their teams. Andy’s approachable style, natural inquisitiveness, and workshop presentation style brings people to meaningful conversations quickly. Andy leads workshops and assessments in the areas of teams and the people that comprise them, customer service, authenticity, engagement and workplace personality.

Andy has been involved in higher education for 15 years and has a passion for teaching and training.  He has taught in the areas of human resource management, finance, leadership and marketing. Prior to his current role, he served the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies as director of Business Programs, responsible for all curriculum and instruction for the MBA, MOL, and BBA programs.

Andy earned a bachelor’s degree in management and finance, from Olivet Nazarene University, and an MBA from Benedictine University. 

Andy has been an entrepreneur throughout his career in the fields of real estate, construction, family entertainment, and food service.  For over 15 years he navigated the challenges of being a business owner in the specialty foods arena.  He was responsible for developing a new market and creating a sustainable business offering great products and exceptional service to both retail customers and corporate clients. 

He is the co-author of Reality Sells: How to Bring Customers Back Again and Again by Marketing Your Genuine Story (W Business Books, 2007). This book was a 2008 Sales Book Awards Gold Medal Winner in the Sales Methodology category. He continues to write, consult, and presents in the areas of authenticity and customer service.