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Andy Cutler has over 20 years of experience in the area of strategic communications planning/public relations/branding. In 2003, he founded Cutler & Company based in Providence, RI.
Since 2003, he has provided communications counsel to such organizations and institutions as Advanced Image Enhancement, Andera, Afferent Corporation, Betaspring, Bioprocess Technologies, Business Innovation Factory, City of Providence, Concordia Fibers, Ecolect, EpiVax, Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS (GAIA), JTJ Investments, Providence After School Alliance (PASA), Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RICIE), Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Rhode Island’s Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC), Slater Technology Fund, and Truthbox Architects.
Andy specializes in counseling public and private institutions, colleges and universities and start-up entrepreneurial ventures on issues related to corporate image enhancement, media relations, crisis communications, grassroots organizing, student engagement. and community relations programming aimed at improving key stakeholder relationships.
Previously, Andy had served in a number of senior positions with Edelman, a global public relations firm, Feinstein Kean Healthcare (a division of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide), Boston's Faulkner Hospital, and Harvard Community Health Plan.
He is a board member of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association’s Community Development Corporation (CDC), advisory board member of the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) HUB initiative, Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA)/Chairs, Post-Secondary Committee, Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is a founding board member of the Capital Good Fund, Industrial Designers Society of America-Rhode Island Chapter, Start-Up Weekend New England, and the Uncaucus. He is the Co-Founder/Professional Advisor to A Better World by Design, and has serves as a Partner for Social Venture Partners Rhode Island (SVPRI) and a Mentor to Betaspring. Previously, he served on the Board of Trustees for the Providence Preservation Society and Volunteers in Providence Schools (VIPS). In 2010, he received the Sandra Olson Award from New Urban Arts and was selected by Providence Monthly as one of their “Ten People to Watch in 2010.” Andy was a recipient of the Providence Business News’ “40 Under Forty” award, and named by Providence Monthly as one of their "15 People to Watch in 2009." Andy has also been recognized nationally by the Healthcare Advertising Awards for his work in the area of public relations programming, physician referral program, hospital web site development, newspaper advertising series; the Health Information Awards for special health event programming, marketing and collateral and web site development; and a recognition award from Boston University’s School of Management/Entrepreneurial Management Institute. Andy has also served as a guest lecturer at Brown University and RISD on the subject of entrepreneurship and taught, The Brand of You, at RISD’s Continuing Education program.
He received his B.A. from George Washington University.