Owner / Lobbyist
ANDREW ENGEL has been with Hamilton Consulting for 10 years, representing a variety of nationally recognized clients including 3M, Anheuser Busch, Delta Dental, Red Cross, Walmart, WellCare and Xcel Energy. Prior to joining Hamilton Consulting, 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’s last job in the Capitol was as the Chief of Staff to then Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson where he oversaw overall 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 also 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.
Combining his past experience with his time as a lobbyist, Andy has an insider’s knowledge of how the budget and legislative process works with a strategical understanding of how grassroots and messaging play into that process.
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. He is married and has two teenaged daughters and a 1-year old son.