A communicator, social innovator, and entrepreneur, Brandon Andrews is co-founder of SkillTarget; a web application empowering job-seekers to get the skills needed to be competitive. Brandon assists brands with corporate social responsibility, corporate communications, and public affairs.

With Values Partnerships Brandon organizes casting events around the nation focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. He is also leading an effort to support entrepreneurs through developing a network of capital, skill-building, and other resources.

Previously, Brandon worked as a consultant assisting disruptive and social impact organizations with digital strategy, online advocacy, and navigating the federal system. He spent 5 years in the U.S. Senate where he handled technology, small business, and defense policy. During the 2012 campaign cycle, Brandon served as Political Action Committee Chair for the NAACP’s Washington, DC Branch where he led GOTV efforts and established the Branch’s digital presence.

Following the campaign, he worked on the digital team of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Committee and served as interim Executive Director of INSIGHT. In the community, Brandon currently serves as Director of IMPACT where he manages web content and civic engagement.

In 2015, as part of the Lincoln Labs leadership team, he led planning of the organization’s Reboot Congress conference focused on bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and the beltway. Brandon worked with Harvard’s Ash Center and the Open Gov Foundation to plan the first #Hack4Congress hackathon series focused on building technical and policy “hacks” to improve Congress. Brandon assisted in planning the first My Brother’s Keeper Data Jam out of which – SkillTarget – was born. He is a Taproot Foundation consultant, and advises the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. He was appointed to the D.C. Commission on National and Community Service by the Mayor of Washington, D.C., where he currently serves at Vice-Chair. He was appointed to the DC Commission on Fashion, Arts, and Events.

Brandon provides commentary on policy, politics, and entrepreneurship. He has been featured on TVOne, CCTV America, BBC, NPR, Fox News, and other outlets. A former Division-1 track athlete, Brandon is a 2008 graduate of Oral Roberts University.