Andrew D. Kessler has over fifteen years experience in public policy, including work on Capitol Hill and at national non-profit associations. In addition to working on policy, he has organized and managed grassroots campaign on the local, state, and national levels. For the last decade he has specialized in behavioral health policy. In 2007, he founded Slingshot Solutions LLC, a consulting firm that provides policy and communications services to state and national associations. He was worked closely with several federal agencies, including the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Andrew received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993. In 1999, he received his Juris Doctor from American University, where as a 3L he worked in the legal clinic that is ranked second in the entire nation. He was named the outstanding student in the civil practice clinic amongst third year students. While at American, he was a two-time moot court finalist, and was selected to represent the university in the prestigious William B. Spong Constitutional Law national moot court competition.
He is a frequent contributor to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Weekly, and the online journal Recovery View. He serves on the board of both the Friends of SAMHSA, and the Friends of NIDA