Andy Gowdy | External Relations Officer

Andy is an external relations officer for the Illinois Policy Institute. Prior to joining the Institute, he was the director of nonprofit development for IETSO, LLC where he helped develop and execute the philanthropic strategy for several nonprofits across the country.

Andy served as the operations director and deputy finance director for U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s 2016 reelection campaign.  He also served as Governor Scott Walker’s senior external relations director during the historic Wisconsin recall election in 2012.  While there, he coordinated with local, state, and federal government officials and media to ensure a smooth rollout of Governor Walker’s legislative initiatives and reforms.