As Director of Campaigns, Andrew Simpson leads Eleison's strategic communications and messaging development. Drawing on his broad political, non-profit, and policy experience, Andrew advises clients on a wide variety of issues and specializes in developing effective values-based campaign strategy.
Throughout his career, Andrew has demonstrated a deep commitment to issues of faith in public life, economic equality, and social justice.
Prior to joining the Eleison Group, Andrew worked as Finance Director for Ready for Hillary, a PAC dedicated to building national support for a Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.
Andrew also served a three-year tenure on Capitol Hill, including a role as Senior Policy Adviser and Communications Director for U.S. Congressman, Mike McIntyre (NC-07), where he developed comprehensive legislative strategies focused on pragmatic bipartisan solutions to complex policy challenges. In this role, Andrew served as a policy expert on such wide-ranging legislative issues as Foreign Affairs, Faith, Energy, Environment, and Social Security while also overseeing all speech-writing, press outreach, and new media operations for Congressman McIntyre.
In 2012, Andrew worked as Political Director for Congressman Mike McIntyre's campaign, securing victory for the North Carolina Democrat in the year's most competitive congressional race, despite a district heavily gerrymandered in favor of the Republican candidate.
Prior to his tenure on Capitol Hill, he worked at the intersection of faith and progressive politics at Sojourners, focusing on issues of immigration reform and poverty reduction.
An avid Tar Heel fan, Andrew grew up as the son of a pastor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, amongst a vibrant community of academia and faith. He earned a degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina, where he was heavily involved in community service, vocal music, and student leadership.
Outside of work, he currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Democratic Club of Washington, D.C., an organization dedicated to mobilizing, educating, and networking progressive North Carolina leaders working in Washington. He also volunteers as a coach and mentor for an inner-city youth basketball team in Washington, D.C., where he has the honor of investing in the lives of young athletes and teaching life lessons through sports.