Following a 28-year United States Air Force career and retiring as a Colonel, Andy is a self-employed independent contractor and consultant. He grew up in Arnold, Pennsylvania, 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and has lived in Allen Texas since July 2013. In 1985 he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He also earned an MBA from Louisiana Tech in 1996, a master’s degree in military Operational Art and Science from Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB AL in 2000, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA in 2005. Stacey, his spouse, and he have four children. Andrew, a graduate of the University of Alabama, is a commercial pilot. Caitlin, a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Texas’ Steve Hicks School of Social Work earning a Master’s in 2023, is pursuing a career in the field of Social Work. Nicholas, a 2023 graduate of Southern Methodist University, is pursuing a business career in the Dallas area. Ashley, working an internship this summer with the Walsh Group, is a junior at the University of Notre Dame majoring in Environmental Engineering.