Andy Oare joined the Energy Department as a member of the Recovery Act team where he led new media production and messaging efforts around the Department's Recovery Act activities. He then transitioned to the Office of Public Affairs where his background with state and local governmental programs through his Recovery Act work served well as his work focused on energy efficiency and energy economy issues. Before coming to the Energy Department, he worked for President Barack Obama's presidential campaign in several states across the country. Andy graduated from Xavier University and is a Baltimore native.