Meet Andy Boian
A Denver native, CEO Andy Boian founded dovetail solutions, a full-service communications, branding and public relations firm that has been maximizing opportunities for Denver businesses since 2004. He is also the founder of ExecConnect, a nonprofit organization that unites senior executives, community leaders and business owners.
Before his career in public relations, Andy ran a successful campaign as a Colorado representative of the Democratic National Committee where he served four years at the national level. Presently, he works with numerous constituencies in electoral politics at both the national and regional levels and serves as a senior campaign advisor and speechwriter.
He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Korbel Graduate School of International Studies and has taught at the University of Colorado and Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Andy is a recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award, the Colorado Statesman’s “Fifty for the Future” and Metropolitan State University of Denver’s “Mover and Shaker” award. Andy was recognized by his alma mater as an Alumnus of Distinction in 2011.
He currently serves on the board for Colorado Succeeds, Denver Kids, BBVA and B:CIVIC and volunteers with Junior Achievement. Andy served on past boards for the Kempe Foundation, Kids in Need of Dentistry, Downtown Denver Partnership and the Denver Botanic Gardens. He was a committee member of The Children’s Hospital, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Board of Governors, CXO, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation National Philanthropy Day selection committee and the Public Relations Society of America.
Why I love my job:
I have the privilege of working with the finest staff on a daily basis. They are a bright, hardworking team that drives our firm to continually grow and innovate. I am also honored to work with clients that have strong reputations and great talent. Besides the relationships I get to build every day, I love being able to provide answers and relief in what seem to be intractable problems and situations. Creating solutions and new ideas is very fulfilling. I also enjoy crafting a well-executed piece of work. It is rewarding to have a tangible product to deliver.
Most people don’t know I:
Love chick flicks. My favorite is Sleepless in Seattle.
Wish from a genie:
For my children to have health and welfare for the entirety of their lives
My favorite place is:
A beach on any ocean in the world
Spending time alone with my children
My last meal would be:
A cobb salad from the Downtown Denver Partnership
My favorite book:
Couselor by Ted Sorensen
Best business advice I ever received was:
Don’t complicate the simple.