Andrew Heath, Executive Director

Andrew Heath Touched UpAndrew Heath has served as executive director of Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener Coalition since 2010 and brings a wealth of leadership experience – both in the public and private sectors — to the organization.

Prior to joining the Growing Greener Coalition, Andrew handled marketing strategy, media relations and event planning for the office of Jonas & Anne Beiler, philanthropists and founders of Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels. He also successfully managed the campaign of State Sen. Mike Brubaker and later served as executive director of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County, winning all 15 countywide races in 2007.

In addition, Andrew previously worked as a banquet director for Crown Plaza Valley Forge/Liberty Conference Center, where he trained and developed a staff of more than 50 employees and helped implement a strategic plan for the property, which included 24,000 square feet of meeting space that averaged $175,000 of business a month.

Under Andrew’s leadership, the Growing Greener Coalition has grown to become Pennsylvania’s largest coalition of conservation, recreation and historic preservation organizations. Recently, the Coalition has led successful campaigns to ensure preservation funding in Act 13 and protect Keystone ’93 from being eliminated in the 2012-2013 state budget. The Coalition was also instrumental in halting legislation (HB2224) that would have radically changed Pennsylvania law, facilitating the sale of parks by local governments.

A Delaware County native, Andrew grew up exploring and enjoying Pennsylvania’s many natural treasures. He received his B.A. in politics from Messiah College and currently lives in Lancaster County.