While many recognize him as the former CEO of Avantus Federal, few may know Andy Maner’s early beginnings in Lansing, Michigan. From running his own lawn care service to working in a cherry processing plant, Andy learned the importance of hard work and determination from an early age. Although he didn’t have a clear vision during college, an internship in Washington, D.C., ignited his passion for politics and public affairs. This led him to the White House, where he worked alongside President George H.W. Bush.
Throughout his career, Andy embraced risks, seized opportunities and prioritized continuous learning. He strongly emphasizes the value of reliability, fostering meaningful relationships and the transformative role of mentors. All of these principles stem from his Midwest upbringing and enduring values. Join us as we uncover Andy’s inspiring journey, filled with resilience, ambition and a commitment to making a difference.