Andy Schwarz joined AWM in early 2011 and directs the public relations efforts for the association. Prior to joining AWM, Schwarz led the bookselling division of Eagle Publishing, where he directed communications and marketing of books and products. Schwarz reached niche markets through multi-channel marketing that utilized publicity, direct mail, catalogs, e-mail and advertising. He wrote copy to sell a diverse catalog of products, including books, DVDs, flags, sculptures, commemorative coins, and even action figures. Schwarz developed successful co-marketing partnerships with organizations such as the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, the Mount Vernon Gift Shop, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
Schwarz's previous experience includes marketing publications and services for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). During his tenure at NAHB, he launched and edited the newsletter Building Homes & Profits, marketed conferences and books targeted to small volume builders, and led the marketing team at Home Builder Press. Schwarz also edited TBI Challenge!, the quarterly magazine of the Brain Injury Association of America.
Schwarz earned an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia and an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.