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Andrew Spofford

Chief of Staff

Andrew Spofford is POAH’s Chief of Staff, responsible for coordinating and promoting the CEO’s internal agenda, and is responsible for formulating and advancing POAH’s external public policy agenda.  In addition, he supports the CFO’s financial planning and risk management roles, and serves as lead staff for POAH’s strategic planning efforts.

Andrew has previously served in a range of roles at POAH, including as a Project Manager in Development and as Vice President for Policy and Strategic Planning.  He was instrumental in POAH's receiving a $30.5 million grant under HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative to support the revitalization of the Grove Parc Plaza Apartments and the surrounding Woodlawn community on the South Side of Chicago. 

He joined POAH in 2006 while pursuing a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design with a concentration in Real Estate Development.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.  Previously, he worked for National Strategies, a public affairs consulting firm in Washington, DC.