Before joining Next Street, Andi was the Director of Economic Development at Accelerator for America where she built and led a team to support and advise mayors across the country in advancing economic mobility, with a particular focus on Black and Brown business development. Andi has over fifteen years of experience working in community and economic development with expertise in regional and local government. She started her career at the YMCA with a focus on solving health disparities in communities around the country. From 2016 – 2020, Andi worked for the City of Lansing, Michigan where she started as a Neighborhood Resource Coordinator leading the restructuring of funding mechanisms to design a system for publicly funded neighborhood support. She ended her time with the City of Lansing, Michigan, as the Chief Innovation Officer leading the Department of Neighborhoods + Citizen Engagement and directing economic and community development projects.
On working at Next Street
Throughout my career, I have worked to expand economic opportunity and create policies, systems, and environments that help people and communities thrive. As we build the next American century, it is critical that we invest in communities that have been left out of opportunities. Not only is it a moral imperative, but it is also a critical strategic need to ensure a healthy, strong, and prosperous future for our country. I am thrilled to join NXST and its efforts to dismantle oppressive systems that have harmed communities and build a prosperous future where everyone has an opportunity and the resources necessary to reach their full potential.
Outside of Next Street
When she’s not at work, Andi can be found biking or trekking around town with her husband Peter.