Featured Alumnus

Andy Boian ('94)



"The experience I had at UNC was nothing short of amazing.  Not only did I learn the fundamentals, but the faculty in the department encouraged me to think critically and to use what I learned in the classroom for practical use in the policy arena.  I feel so fortunate to have had those experiences to help shape and guide my professional career so far."


            Andy is the founder & chief executive officer of dovetail solutions.  Founded in 2005 it seeks to maximize its clients’ branding, public relations and marketing efforts by bringing together the public, private, political and community sectors.
            After graduation he worked in the White House and has been involved in a number of political campaigns as a campaign advisor and speech writer. In these capacities he has worked on numerous mayoral, gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, Congressional and presidential campaigns for more than 20 years. He served on the transition teams for a United States interior secretary, as well as the nation’s forty-second president
            When he was 25, he was named the senior vice president of business development for a large telecommunications firm based in Denver and was responsible for marketing and community investment in 11 nationwide locations.
            Andy is a part-time professor of political science at Metropolitan State College and was honored to receive Metro State’s “Favorite Professor” award in 2003 and 2006. He is also an adjunct professor of international studies at the University of Denver and has taught at the
University of Colorado. In 2007, Andy was the recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award and the Colorado Statesman’s “Fifty For The Future.”
            He is the founder of ExecConnect, chairman of the Kempe Center Foundation, vice chairman of the Denver Botanic Gardens board, chairman of the Downtown Denver Partnership membership committee, a member of Colorado Succeeds board of advisors, a corporate committee member of The Children’s Hospital, a member of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Board of Governors, member of CXO, a part of the 2011 DMCLF National Philanthropy Day selection committee, a member of numerous committees at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and a part of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).