Andrew LaVanway leads ICF’s Disaster Management Division, managing recovery programs for state and local governments. Joining ICF in 2015, he has led large, complex business units spanning multiple markets and working at every level of government. LaVanway brings more than 20 years’ experience in the public sector and regulated industries, and has extensive experience leading large multi-year programs. Mr. LaVanway specializes in complex media/community relations, public affairs, stakeholder management, and data-driven citizen engagement.
Prior to joining ICF, LaVanway led a boutique government, transportation, and healthcare public affairs firm in Metro Washington, DC. He previously worked as Associate Staff for the House Appropriations Committee (Subcommittee on Defense), Legislative Director for Representative Jay Dickey, and Senior Legislative Assistant for Representative Curt Weldon. From 2001 to 2003, he was a trainer in parliamentary operations for the International Republican Institute, notably proposing and then facilitating the first open parliamentary committee hearings in Mongolian history.
LaVanway holds an MBA from the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a BA in economics from Gettysburg College. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Public Manager, is past Chairman for the Alexandria Public Health Advisory Commission, and is a certified firefighter.