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December 20, 2006 Scott VanDeman
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MICHAEL W. ANDREW, JR., OF ORLANDO, APPOINTED TO GOVERNOR’S
COMMISSION ON VOLUNTEERISM AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Governor Jeb Bush appoints Michael W Andrew, Jr., philanthropist,
and Vice President and Senior Counsel for Marriott International, to
Volunteer Florida. …
TALLAHASSEE — Governor Jeb Bush recently appointed Michael W. Andrew, Jr., of Orlando,
to the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, commonly called
Volunteer Florida. Andrew will serve a three-year term.
Andrew is Vice President and Senior Counsel for Marriott International, where he is responsible
for government relations and compliance for Marriott Vacation Club International's vacation
ownership, timeshare and residential real property brands, overseeing legal support for Marriott’s
lending operations related to these areas, and participating in strategic vacation product initiatives.
Prior to joining Marriott in 1999, Andrew worked in the Orlando offices of Holland & Knight,
LLP and Taylor & Carls, P.A. He is active in his community, and currently serves on the Board
of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, teaches in the StreetLaw Program,
and is an appointee of Governor Jeb Bush to the Florida Advisory Council on Condominiums. In
addition, Andrew is an active supporter of Marriott's Spirit to Serve volunteerism program.
Andrew earned his law degree, with honors, from Stetson University College of Law and a
bachelor’s degree with honors, from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Dr. Dawn
Andrew, are the proud parents of three children, Michael, Victoria and Reagan.
ANDREW APPOINTED TO VOLUNTEER FLORIDA Add One
"Mike Andrew is a natural leader and has much to offer our Commission and he has a passion for
bettering Florida's communities through the power of volunteerism," said Volunteer Florida Chief
Executive Office Wendy Spencer.
Commissioners drive Volunteer Florida’s mission, and are actively involved in volunteer and
service activities. They are a diverse, bipartisan group of citizens appointed by the Governor and
confirmed by the Florida Senate, who serve a three-year term.
The Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service was established in 1994
by the Florida Legislature to administer grants under the National and Community Service Trust
Act of 1993. The Commission grants funds to Florida AmeriCorps and National Service
programs; encourages volunteerism for everyone from youths to seniors to people with
disabilities; promotes volunteerism in emergency management and preparedness; and helps to
strengthen and expand Volunteer Centers in Florida.