Andrew Ketchel is a consultant at Capital City Consulting, bringing to the firm several years of state-level governmental affairs and public sector experience. Andrew brings a wide breadth of expertise in multiple policy areas having served in several leadership roles in Florida’s Executive branch and achieving statewide policy reforms before the Florida Legislature.
Andrew comes to Capital City Consulting after having served in Governor Rick Scott’s administration in multiple roles. Most recently, Andrew served as legislative affairs director at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). As director, Andrew oversaw all of the Department’s legislative functions and worked extensively in policy areas, including Florida’s complex water issues, the Florida Everglades, state owned lands, waste management and Florida Park Service. During his tenure at the Department, Andrew oversaw the 2016 state land statute rewrite, Florida’s coastal permitting statute reforms, and orchestrated several overhauls related to Florida’s waste management.
Andrew first came to Tallahassee as a part of the executive branch’s prestigious Gubernatorial Fellows Program. During Governor Scott’s first term, Andrew worked in the Executive Office of the Governor, working extensively with the administration’s policy and leadership teams. In this unique role in the Governor’s office, Andrew was instrumental in coordinating and executing the Governor’s legislative agenda.
Andrew has also served Florida by working legislative affairs in two executive agencies. At Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Andrew worked extensively on the statewide consolidation of Florida identification cards. Andrew later served as both deputy legislative affairs director and legislative affairs director for the DEP.
A native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Andrew was a 4-year letterman in Football at the University of South Florida and was awarded Big East Academic All American. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Administration.
Andrew lives in Tallahassee with his Fiancé, McKenzie.
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