President & CEO
Andy Mountain is a leading business and communications strategist. He is an expert in organizational management, crisis communications, public affairs and reputation management.
He helps the leadership of some of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations, corporations and government entities solve complex management and communications challenges. He has led some of the most prominent public and private development projects that have shaped the evolution of Colorado and the Denver-metro area. He has also helped some of the nation’s most influential non-profits strategize their futures, launch key business initiatives, and optimize their structure and business processes for success.
Among the national clients Andy advises are leaders of AARP, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Clarity Media Group and a host of law firms. Andy also leads significant initiatives for Colorado-based clients including Denver Water, the City and County of Denver and a number of Colorado’s higher education institutions.
A community-builder at heart, Andy has a passion for forging policymaker and grassroots support to create amazing places. Andy has had a hand in shaping a number of projects that have shaped the Rocky Mountain West we all know and love today.
Some favorites include revitalizing Denver’s vibrant River North neighborhood; helping plan and launch a world-renowned, 11,000-acre art center nestled in the shadows of Montana’s Beartooth Mountains; planning, designing and building coalitions of support for half of the Denver region’s multi-billion dollar FasTracks transit expansion program; and protecting a 172,000-acre Southern Colorado ranch from devastating industrial development that would’ve harmed wildlife and scarred iconic Colorado views.
Prior to joining GBSM in 2004, Andy had a career in corporate communications that included positions with Microsoft and MCI. He also worked as a communications consultant for regional and international communications firms in Denver and Washington D.C.
A 2006 Leadership Denver graduate and alternate member of the Colorado Forum, Andy is an active leader in Denver’s civic and business communities. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park. The only things he loves more than his Terps and March Madness are his wife, Jade, and their two children.