Meet Mike Andrews – Regional Coordinator for the Western United States

Andrews Headshot copyMike Andrews is Managing Partner of Andrews & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in new product creation, business leadership and management development, operations and logistics, and Emergency Planning for business, schools, and government entities. Mike is also a Founding Partner of the Inception Advisory Group, a consulting firm that provides design, development, construction, operations, strategic planning, and financing solutions to entities in the cannabis industry.

Mike is a Senior Life Member of IEEE and is currently serving IEEE members as the Past Director (Director 2013-14), AdCom member for the Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) and past Vice President of Membership, Marketing and Communications; IEEE Awards Board Presentation and Publicity Committee Chair; IEEE Vision, Innovation and Challenges Summit (VICS) Chair; IEEE Life Members Committee and Region 6 Life Members Affinity Group Coordinator; EPICS Committee; Executive Producer and Champion of the IEEE Rising Stars Conference, and member of the Phoenix Section Executive Committee in multiple roles.

Mike’s commitment to the community includes serving as President of the Smart Education Foundation, host to the SMART Competition; the Arizona Region Coordinator for the Future City Competition; the Salvation Army Advisory Board past chair and current member, Commissioner on the City of Phoenix Youth and Education Commission; member of the Grand Canyon University Engineering Advisory Board; and member of the Williams Institute for Ethics and Management Board of Directors.

Mike was awarded the Salvation Army Sally Award for outstanding volunteerism, the Hon Kachina Award (Excellence in Volunteerism, State of Arizona), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Arizona Award of Distinction. He has also received the IEEE Millennium Medal for outstanding achievements and contributions to IEEE, the IEEE-USA George F. McClure Citation of Honor Award, and the IEEE-USA Robert S. Walleigh Award for Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism.

Mike can be contacted at [email protected]