The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Andy Gurd is the Chief Advancement Officer for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. He is a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in Bainbridge, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.

Andy had numerous leadership roles at the Alumni Association from September, 2007 to September, 2016, including Chief Operating Officer and Interim President. Prior to returning to Ohio State, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a regional IT consulting firm.

Andy earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and was Academic-All-Big-Ten while starting at linebacker for the Buckeyes in the late 80’s and early 90’s. During those years he was presented with the John Nagy Award for The Outstanding Freshman Defensive Player and the Woody Hayes Award for the Outstanding Student Athlete, both from the Cleveland Alumni Club. Andy then went on to earn an MBA from Kent State University and a Masters of Business Operational Excellence with a Black Belt in Six Sigma from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State.

Andy and his wife, whom he met at Ohio State, are blessed with three children and currently live in the Columbus suburb of New Albany.

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