Andrew M. Stern
Andy Stern (AS '70) is a member of the Center for Political
Communication Advisory Council. Stern earned a Bachelor of
Arts in political science and international relations from the
University of Delaware. From 1975 to 1977, he served as staff assistant to
President Gerald R. Ford at the White House and then held senior
corporate positions until he founded Sunwest Communications, a public relations and communications firm, in 1982.
Stern is a board member of San Diego-based AMN
Healthcare, the nation's largest
healthcare staffing company;
Medical City Dallas Hospital, where he is a past chairman;
and has served as chairman of the Texas Healthcare Trustees.
He is currently serving as
a member of the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance.
Active in community affairs, he was the first public relations agency executive to become
a member of the Dallas Citizens Council.
Additionally, he is a member of the
Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Dallas Assembly, Leadership Dallas Alumni,
Relations Society of America. He was founding chairman of the Dallas Children’s
Advocacy Center and
chaired the Sixth Floor Museum, North Dallas Chamber, and
Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf.
Stern was instrumental in efforts to maintain,
refurbish and update the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas,
commemorates the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. He also helped establish the George W. Bush Institute on the campus of
University in Dallas.
While attending the University of Delaware, Stern was active in
student government and was editor-in-chief of The Review, the
student-managed newspaper. In 1993, he was the speaker for UD's Winter
Commencement. He received UD's College of Arts & Sciences Alumni
Achievement Award in May 2016.
Stern and his wife,
Sabina (AS '71), are long-time supporters of the University of
Delaware, regularly returning to their native Delaware from their Texas
home. They have two married sons and four grandchildren.