has over 16 years in the financial sector and is currently a licensed residential mortgage broker for First Security Mortgage Services in Tampa, Florida. Until July of 2017, he was an Assistant Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager at The Bank of Tampa where he spent 10 years. He is a proud graduate of Stanford University where he was pre-med, with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Human Biology in 1996. While there, he was on athletic scholarship playing as a wide receiver from 1992-1996. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers after graduating and went on to play eight years in the Canadian Football league for both the Toronto Argonauts, where he won the Grey Cup Championship in 1997 as a starting wide receiver, and the Ottawa Renegades. After retiring in 2004, he worked for a Mortgage company for 4 years before going to The Bank of Tampa to pursue a career in commercial lending. Andre was awarded the “Community Involvement Award” in 2010 by The Bank of Tampa for his involvement and positive endeavors in the Tampa community and the 2014 Outstanding Sales Achievement Award.
Andre grew up in Tampa since 4th grade, attending The Academy of the Holy Names and then graduating from Jesuit High School. Andre has always been passionate about giving back to his community. In addition to working for First Security Mortgage, he is on the Board of Directors for Warrick Dunn Charities, where he served as President for two terms, was the Youth Pastor at his church, Morningstar for 8 years, and founded the No Strings Attached homeless ministry in 2007. In Jan of 2014, he received a $50,000 Community Hero Award from The Tampa Bay Lightning and their owner, Jeff Vinik for his work with this ministry, which was donated across 5 local non-profit agencies. This was his 4th award for his work with the ministry. Andre also was the Finance Chair of the St. Joseph’s/Bay Care Hospital Board of Trustees, is the wide receiver coach at Berkeley Prep High School, and is co-owner of a local sports agency called DNA Sports Management. He completed his Executive MBA degree at the University of South Florida in 2013, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma Honors.
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