Andy Poarch - COO

Andy is an attorney 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 with responsibility for managing enterprise-wide projects. 

In his leadership role with the firm, Andy works on behalf of the CEO to manage day-to-day operations and also helps chart strategic direction to guide the firm’s future growth.  As head of the firm’s public relations practice, Andy works with the PR team to craft and implement communications strategies for a wide range of client needs. 

Andy has valuable government relations and public policy experience in drafting and analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals. Andy is 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 a variety of civic and charitable organizations in the Richmond community and is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.  

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....).