Andrew Ketchel is a consultant at Capital City Consulting, bringing a wide breadth of expertise in multiple policy areas, having served in several leadership roles in Florida’s executive branch and having achieved statewide policy reforms before the Florida Legislature.
Andrew comes to Capital City Consulting after having served multiple roles in Governor Rick Scott’s administration, most recently as Legislative Affairs Director at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). As Director Andrew oversaw all of the Department’s legislative functions and worked extensively in a diverse range of policy areas, including Florida’s complex water issues, the Florida Everglades, state owned lands, waste management, environmental regulatory affairs and the Florida Park Service. During his tenure at the Department, Andrew oversaw the 2016 state land statute rewrite and Florida’s coastal permitting statute reforms. He also coordinated several revisions to Florida’s waste management and the Petroleum Restoration Program. Andrew previously served as the Deputy Legislative Affairs Director at DEP.
Andrew first came to Tallahassee as a part of the executive branch’s prestigious Gubernatorial Fellows Program. In his capacity as a Gubernatorial Fellow at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), Andrew coordinated a statewide consolidation project of Florida’s identification cards while also working in their Office of Legislative Affairs.
Following his tenure as a Gubernatorial Fellow, Andrew worked in the Executive Office of the Governor during Governor Scott’s first term, working extensively with the administration’s policy and leadership teams. In this unique role in the Governor’s office, Andrew was instrumental in coordinating and executing the Governor’s legislative agenda.
A native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Andrew attended the University of South Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Andrew was a four-year letterman on the football team and was awarded Big East All-Academic Team Honors.
Andrew resides in Tallahassee with his wife, McKenzie.