Chair, External Affairs Committee
Andrew Towne is a Consultant in the Minneapolis office of the Boston Consulting Group. He grew up in Grand Forks, ND, and his YFU journey began as a Congress-Bundestag Exchange Scholar to Germany. That experience changed his life and motivated him to study international relations at Yale, attending the University of Nairobi, Kenya for one year as a Boren Scholar. After college, Towne began volunteering with YFU as an International Student Area Representative and Orientation Leader, and as a Study Abroad Recruiter and Interviewer. To help YFU USA expand its network of host schools and families, Towne raised more than $25,000 for YFU, and he was one of 12 volunteers in the world to be recognized during YFU's 60th Anniversary year for "providing a backbone to the efforts of YFU partners around the world." Andrew earned his Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a Morgenthau Scholar, Friedman Scholar, and Institute of Law and Economics Scholar. A member of the Minnesota Bar, Towne has worked for Goldman Sachs, CarVal Investors, the Central Intelligence Agency, and General Dynamics Corporation. He is an avid runner and mountaineer and speaks German, Swahili, Italian and Spanish.