Andre Dickens is the new Executive Advisor for TechBridge. He is charged with building relationships with large nonprofits across the U.S.. TechBridge’s vision to alleviate poverty through technology aligns perfectly with his personal mission and is what attracted him to this role.
Dickens is a proud product of the Atlanta Public School System. Dickens earned his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1998. In 2013, he earned his Masters of Public Administration in Economic Development at Georgia State University. He is an alum of Leadership Atlanta, Diversity Leadership Atlanta, and United Way VIP.
After starting his career as an engineer with BP-Amoco, he moved into sales management for DSM Engineering Plastics and became the company’s youngest salesperson of the year. In 2002 he co-founded City Living Home Furnishings in Atlanta, a family-operated business that grew into a multi-million dollar business with two locations and over 20 employees.
He returned to his alma mater to serve as the Assistant Director for Georgia Tech’s Office of Institute Diversity. He led programs and initiatives that enabled hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students each year successfully matriculate Georgia Tech.
Andre was also elected citywide to the Atlanta City Council Post 3 at-Large in November 2013. The Councilman currently serves as the chair of the Community Development & Human Resources Committee. He also serves on the boards of the Atlanta Beltline, Invest Atlanta, and Center for Civil and Human Rights. In his short tenure as a Councilman, he has become a vocal and legislative activist in promoting quality educational opportunities for youth, workforce development, economic development, and ensuring that affordable housing is a significant component of Atlanta’s future economic growth.