Andy Poarch - VP, Communications

Andy is a lawyer by training, with a corporate and transactional background at a large international law firm. Andy also has extensive experience in state government, having worked in senior positions for two Virginia Governors focusing on government administration and reform as well as technology issues. 

Andy assists our clients with crafting and implementing communications strategies to respond to a wide range of needs, drawing on his substantial experience with strategic planning for fast-paced, complex organizations. 

Andy's leadership roles in government included experience managing enterprise-wide projects, including many large-scale ventures involving multiple large and small organizations. Andy has valuable government relations and public policy experience in drafting and analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals. Andy has a track record as a consensus-builder, with an ability to build relationships through a balanced, collaborative approach. 

Andy earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. 

Andy is active in civic and charitable organizations in the Richmond community, serving in leadership positions with the YMCA and his church and having served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. 

Interesting facts about Andy
1. Andy spent his college summers working on jump crews at horse shows throughout the southeast....much like a "roadie" for rock bands. 
2. Andy hopes to one day finish the ever-accumulating tower of books on his nightstand, and as a devoted "double Hoo" even aspires to add all of TJ's papers to that growing pile (has Volumes I and II thus far....).