Owner / Lobbyist
ANDY ENGEL has been with Hamilton Consulting for 14 years, representing a variety of nationally recognized clients including 3M, American Red Cross, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, Anheuser-Busch, Delta Dental, Harley-Davidson, McCain Foods, Walmart, and Xcel Energy. Prior to joining Hamilton, Andy worked in Wisconsin politics for twelve years, both inside the Wisconsin Capitol as well as directing political organizations and campaigns throughout the state. Andy has been a part-owner of Hamilton Consulting since 2015.
Andy’s last job in the Capitol was as the Chief of Staff to then-Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson, where he oversaw Senate strategy in matters that included the state budget, major policy initiatives, internal and external messaging with the press and lobby corps, as well as caucus politics. Andy also worked as a Policy Analyst at the Senate Office of Budget and Policy, and as a Legislative Aide to State Senator Kim Plache.
Andy has extensive campaign experience ranging from state legislative races to statewide presidential campaigns. He was the Executive Director of the State Senate Democratic Committee in 2002 and 2006, Political Director at the State Democratic Party in 2003, and Deputy Director of John Kerry’s field campaign in Wisconsin in 2004.
During his time at Hamilton Consulting Andy has worked to advance policy at every level of state government on behalf of his clients, combining a variety of proven strategies and his insider’s knowledge of the process. Additionally, Andy works on local government projects and has been part of a number of successful procurement projects.
In 2002, Andy co-founded “Forward Strategies,” a public opinion polling firm. Currently, he sits on the board of the Wisconsin Coalition to End Homelessness. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.