Andrew Johnsen

Andrew Johnsen has a long history of working to solve problems and build relationships between government and industry. He’s delivered major legislative, public policy, and management wins throughout his career in both public and private sectors. 

For 15 years, Andrew led teams of government and public affairs professionals at a Class 1 freight railroad network, focusing on state legislative, regulatory, and political challenges, as well as local, regional, and tribal government and public affairs. 

Before that, Andrew served as an executive policy adviser to former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, managed projects and congressional relations at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s national systems engineering lab (the Volpe Center), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and served in multiple district and D.C. leadership roles for former U.S. Congressman John Miller. 

Andrew holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in government from Harvard University and the University of Puget Sound, respectively. While at Harvard, his degree curriculum centered on public policy development among multiple jurisdictions. 

He and his family live in Fort Worth, Texas, where he serves on several boards and commissions, including the North Texas Commission. Andrew served as the vice chair of the commission’s executive committee. He also is involved with All Saints Health Foundation, Fort Worth Sister Cities International, and Amazing Grace Children’s Charities. 

Andrew’s addition to the SPI consulting team bolsters the business development firm’s client services as it expands to more states and industries.