Andy Piccolantonio, also known around the office as Andy P., was promoted to Vice President, Membership in November. He has been with the Ohio Chamber since 2008. He began as an account executive and has held several positions over the years. Most recently Piccolantonio was the Assistant Vice President Membership. Prior to working at the Ohio Chamber, Piccolantonio owned his own business for six years. This gives him a unique perspective and allows him to empathize with members regarding challenges their businesses face every day. He enjoys the conversations and relationships he has built with members over the years. “I have the pleasure of talking with businesses from every industry, hearing their concerns and goals and discussing how the Ohio Chamber can work with them to make Ohio more business friendly. I learn something new every day and I am thankful for that opportunity.”
One of the hallmarks of the Ohio Chamber is its staff. Piccolantonio enjoys the collective energy and knowledge everyone brings to the table. “I have learned a lot from the dedicated, talented and hardworking individuals I have had the pleasure to work with over the years, and I am proud to be counted as one of the many who have strived to aggressively champion free enterprise, economic competitiveness and growth for the benefit of all Ohioans.
Andy’s wife Beryl is the Chief Ombudsman of Ohio’s Workers Compensation System and serves as President of the Gahanna-Jefferson School Board. Together they have three boys, Vincent, 14, Max, 12 and Alex, 8. Andy being a red-head himself, never had a red-headed child, so he got a red-headed dog, a “cavapoo” named Ginger – ‘She is the first (sometimes only) one to greet me at the door when I come home”. In his “free time”, Andy is often busy attending his children’s activities or spending time with them in a heated game of Monopoly or ping-pong. He serves on the Gahanna Parks and Recreation Board, the St. Charles Preparatory School Alumni Board, and is a member of the Association of State Chamber Professionals (ASPC).
Piccolantonio had this to say about the future, “We’ve got a good team and we are looking forward to 2019. I’m excited to be celebrating the 125th anniversary this year with special member benefits including a great health insurance offering as well as new ways to work more closely with our local chambers.”