Andrew Kennedy

Andrew joined Ostroff Associates in 2020 bringing nearly two decades of experience in government operations, economic development and organization management.

Prior to joining OA, Andrew served as the President and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), a regional economic development organization in New York’s Capital Region since 2016. In this role, Andrew worked with business, government, education and the not-for-profit sectors to identify economic development opportunities, lead regional marketing efforts to attract new investments and create jobs, and oversaw programs that enhanced existing business operations and supported workforce development initiatives.

Prior to his role at CEG, Andrew spent 15 years in New York State government including serving five years in various capacities for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. From 2014-2016, Andrew served as the Deputy Director of State Operations coordinated the day to day management of all New York state departments, agencies, and authorities; implemented policies and programs related to economic development, infrastructure, and health care; negotiated complex public private partnerships to promote job creation, spur private sector investment, and revitalize communities; and managed the state’s emergency preparedness and response to events that impacted the health, safety and security of New Yorker. Prior to serving as Deputy Director, Andrew was the Assistant Secretary for Economic Development responsible for the New York’s economic development and housing efforts, including the Regional Economic Development Councils and the Consolidated Funding Application.

Prior to his tenure in the Governor’s office, Andrew worked over a decade at the New York State Division of Budget and for the New York State Assembly where he developed a detailed understanding of New York’s fiscal policies and programs.

Andrew holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and a bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Political Science.

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