Andy Lewin is a Principal at BGR Group, focuses his work on financial services and tax issues. Andy joined BGR after eight years of advocating in Washington on behalf of clients in these fields. In addition to working with clients and Capitol Hill, Andy serves as a point person for the firm’s outreach to moderate Democrats in both the Senate and House.
Andy spent three years as Assistant Vice President for government and industry affairs at Zurich Financial Services, developing and advocating for the company’s legislative and regulatory agendas on issues including regulatory reform, natural catastrophes, taxation, climate change and terrorism risk insurance. Andy also represented Zurich at its public policy trade associations, including the American Insurance Association and the Financial Service Roundtable and chaired the Roundtable’s Insurance Working Group.
Before joining Zurich, Andy served as Legislative Director for Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kan.), who was then chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. In this position, Andy developed legislative agendas and formulated legislation on insurance, banking, securities, housing finance, financial privacy and data security, and insurance regulatory reform. Prior to his time doing Financial Services Committee work for Congressman Moore, and served as Legislative Director for Rep. Max Sandlin (D-Tex.), then a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, where he worked on tax, trade, pensions, federal budget and energy issues.
A St. Louis native, Andy has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.