Andre Claridge is the founder of PC Public Affairs. With a penchant for winning, Andre is a business savvy public affairs professional and entrepreneur with over twenty years experience in government, politics and business.
He has developed and executed successful lobbying, public relations, advocacy and business development strategies for start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, small not-for-profits, large industry associations, unions and political campaigns.
Comfortable in front of the camera, Andre has made guest appearances on New York’s only statewide political news program, Capital Tonight (Time Warner/Spectrum), offering public relations and political analysis of state and national politics.
Some of Andre’s former positions include speechwriter and policy staffer for Governor George E. Pataki, VP at Fleishman Hillard Government Relations/Mercury Public Affairs, and Partner at Capitol Group, LLC.
Andre sits on the Corporate Board of Armor Dynamics, Inc., a developer of high performance composite armor systems for the military. He graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a BA in Political Science and successfully completed the New England Senior Executives Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
In his down time, Andre kayaks, runs and occasionally catches a Pearl Jam concert.