Andrew Byrd has been involved in one aspect or another of business since childhood.
As early as elementary school, Mr. Byrd demonstrated early signs of a sense of community. As a second grader, he participated in and won a contest among several Elementary Schools to name a community park. At the age of twelve, his entrepreneurial qualities begin to form as he washed and waxed cars, and cut grass in the neighborhood.
His formal entrepreneurial enterprises originate to his late years in High School and his efforts and business acumen did not go unnoticed. So much so, a fellow classmate gave a briefcase to him as a graduation present. He was often teased by his friends for using holiday breaks and long weekends as an opportunity to work and to be productive while other classmates chose leisure activities.
Mr. Byrd is founder and president of 6 corporations and he shows no signs of slowing. Today, Mr. Byrd has nearly 30 years of entertainment and performance experience. He has been a touring musician, Professional Emcee, Producer, Director, and a Radio Personality in Atlanta, GA, and other markets in the Southeast. In college, he even explored possibilities in acting, having appeared in several movies.
Mr. Byrd has been recognized by his peers and many of the top professional organizations in the wedding and special events industry, including but not limited to; Modern Bride Magazine, Atlanta Bride Magazine, Southern Distinction Magazine, The Knot, DJ Times, a two-time recipient of the Roy J.C. Jahn Visionary of the Year Award, Industry Service Award and Member of the Year Award by the National Association of Wedding Professionals.
Mr. Byrd has performed at thousands of private and corporate events for such entities as: Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, The Home Depot, Victoria’s Secret, Chic-Fil-A, UPS, AT&T, CDC, and many others.
Beyond the stage, Andrew also serves on the boards of many industry organizations and non-profit groups, exhibiting his entrepreneurial and humanitarian spirit.
Mr. Byrd has a leadership style that is decisive, a communication style that is crystal clear, and a sense of humor that leaves one laughing, even in the face of bad news.
As you can see that is quite a resume. Even with a lofty list of achievements, he is still committed to the ideals which he had when it all started.