Andy Gurd Tour Host Profile

Andy Gurd is the chief operating officer for your Ohio State University Alumni Association. He is a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and grew up in Bainbridge, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.

Prior to returning to Ohio State, Andy was vice president of sales and marketing for a regional IT consulting firm.

Andy earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and was Academic-All-Big-Ten while starting at linebacker for the Buckeyes in the late 80s and early 90s. During those years he was presented with the John Nagy Award for the Outstanding Freshman Defensive Player and the Woody Hayes Award for the Outstanding Student Athlete, both from the Cleveland Alumni Club. Andy then went on to earn an MBA from Kent State University and a master's of business operational excellence with a black belt in Six Sigma from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State.

Andy and his wife, whom he met at Ohio State, are blessed with three children and currently live in the Columbus suburb of New Albany.

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