Andrew Spinelli

Andrew is a Director in Brunswick Group’s Chicago office. He advises clients on a range of critical issues drawing from his years of experience managing high-profile initiatives centered on the intersection of business, foreign affairs, politics, and government decision-making.

Prior to joining Brunswick, Andrew served as Director of Global Strategic Initiatives for World Business Chicago, where he led the mayor of Chicago’s international economic strategy and development efforts. During this time, he was charged to lead multiple policy priorities and strategic projects for the mayor. Throughout his five-and-a-half-year tenure, Chicago annually led the nation in foreign investment and was consistently top-ranked for its foreign strategy.

Before joining World Business Chicago, Andrew served as Deputy Director of Strategic Planning and Global Affairs for the Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel. During the three years in this role, he helped manage the City of Chicago’s international relations, including hosting the 2012 NATO Summit, the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, multiple head of state visits, and the formation of new strategic partnerships with foreign governments.  Andrew also served on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2011 campaign and transition team.  Prior to coming to Chicago, he worked in Washington, D.C. at MSHC Partners.

Andrew serves on the Advisory Board for Becoming A Man, a national non-profit focused on youth mentorship and violence reduction. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.