Andrew R. Wessels

Vice President of Client Communications

Agency Role: Andy is a healthcare industry marketing and public relations professional with more than 30 years of experience. He is responsible for client services in the areas of content development, government relations and media relations. His unique skill set emphasizes the value of creative communications in meeting corporate goals.

Strengths: Writing and content development, media relations, government relations, public relations, and business development.

Background: Prior to joining Barnes Health, Andy was director of intergovernmental and public relations for a major state occupational licensing board. He was founder and owner of a PR and government relations agency for 10 years, with a focus on health care clients. He formerly served as director of business development for a statewide health care trade association; director of corporate affairs for a state insurance and health agency as it transitioned to a thriving private entity; and senior public affairs specialist for one of West Virginia’s largest hospital systems. He began his career in journalism, servicing as a writer and editor for West Virginia’s largest newspaper.