Andrew Hoan is President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held since December 6, 2016. In that role, he manages the strategic, fiscal and programmatic goals for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Brooklyn Alliance. He also serves as a spokesperson for economic development and business in Brooklyn. Before becoming president, Andrew served as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff. With over 2,100 members, the the Brooklyn Chamber is one of New York’s largest business advocacy and economic development organizations.
He previously served in the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as Director of Capital Budgets and Economic Development. In that role, he managed the allocation of over $250 million in city capital. Hoan has also raised corporate support for Volunteers of America, the city’s largest provider of homeless services, and worked with the New York Legal Assistance Group as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer.
Andrew has served as a board member for a variety of civic and government organizations, He was appointed to the boards of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Coney Island Development Corporation by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He also serves on the boards of Friends of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector and the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.
He has a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in urban planning from New York University. He is an avid rock climber.
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the largest and fastest-growing Chamber of Commerce in New York State. The Chamber was founded in 1918 to promote economic development across the borough and serve as an advocate for its member businesses. Its mission is to promote a robust and healthy business environment in Brooklyn.