Andrew has served as the Director of the DC Office of Planning (OP) since November 2018. During this tenure, Andrew has prioritized agency efforts around housing and equity. He shepherded the update of the Comprehensive Plan with a focus on updates around housing, equity, resilience, public facilities and COVID-19 recovery. The unprecedented effort included the engagement of over ten thousand residents and stakeholders through various means. During his time, OP has supported Mayor Bowser’s historic housing efforts, including her goal of 36,000 new units by 2025, with 12,000 affordable units. In 2019, OP, along with the Department of Housing and Community Development, released the Housing Equity Report which analyzed the history of segregation in the District and presented area-level affordable housing targets with the goal of achieving a more equitable distribution of affordable housing. Andrew has worked to support regional coordination, including through his role as Chair of the Planning Directors Technical Committee at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, where he helped set regional housing targets. He has set equity as a guiding principle for all of OP’s work as well as enhanced engagement practices with a focus on better meeting residents where they are. Andrew also sits on the National Capital Planning Commission and Transportation Planning Board and chairs the Commemorative Works Committee.
Prior to joining OP, Andrew was the Chief of Staff at DC’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Throughout his time at DMPED, he worked to support real estate and business development, improve the agency’s data and analysis capacity and to create open and accessible data and analysis, especially through the creation of the Economic Intelligence program. Before joining the District Government, Andrew helped start up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and worked at Treasury's Community Development Financial Institution Fund. Prior to his federal government service, Andrew worked on redevelopment planning and finance for the DC Housing Authority. Andrew holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT and a B.A. from Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs.