Michael Andrews, Managing Partner, Andrews & Associates
Mr. Andrews is Managing Partner of Andrews & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in new product Research & Development, disruptive innovation, infrastructure planning and, business and management development. The firm also has extensive expertise in the creation of Emergency Plans, Business Mitigation, Response and Resumption Planning and Operational Readiness programs for business, schools and government entities.
Mr. Andrews’ commitment to the community includes service on the board of the Salvation Army – Phoenix (past board chair), board member for the Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, Future City Competition, the Smart Education Foundation, host to the SMART Competition, and Arizona LeaderForce. Mike has received the Salvation Army Sally Award for outstanding volunteerism, Hon Kachina Award (Excellence in Volunteerism, State of Arizona), American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Arizona Award of Distinction. He was also awarded an IEEE Millennium Medal for outstanding achievements and contributions to IEEE and the IEEE-USA Robert S. Walleigh Award for Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism.
Mr. Andrews is a Senior Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an active member of the Computer Society, Power and Energy Systems Society, Consumer Electronics Society, Consultants Network, Society for Social Implications of Technology Society, Technology and the Technology and Engineering Management Society. He is currently serving IEEE members as the Senior Past Director (Director 2013-14), Vice President of the Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) Executive Committee, member of several IEEE committees including Disruptive Innovations, New Initiatives Committee, Nominations & Appointments, Employee Benefits and Compensation, Ideation, the Smart Grid Committee and member of the Phoenix Section Executive Committee.
Mike’s IEEE involvement also includes the creation of a virtual Career and Talent Expo, launch of the Rising Stars Conference and the development of the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference.
Mike is a champion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs. He is the originator of the SMART Competition, a global STEM/CTE program for high school students and the Arizona Regional Coordinator for the Engineers Week Future City Competition, a national STEM program designed for middle school students.