Dee W. Edington, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus University of Michigan
Founder, Edington Associates
Partner, Bruner Associates LLC
Andy is one of the most visionary leaders I’ve had the opportunity to work with and has developed and implemented revolutionary strategies to promote good health and productivity. He is passionately devoted to advancing effective health strategies and has done more to both initiate and enable sustained lifestyle changes in NextEra’s work force than any company I observed in 30 years of consulting.
Andy approaches each challenge by listening, studying and learning as much as he can before formulating strategies. He then has planned meticulously, not only for the physical location, staffing and capabilities of clinics and exercise facilities, but for the practical and economic challenges that must be overcome for each individual to succeed. He is also an outstanding business leader, anticipating the importance of measuring, improving and quantifying the ROI in both economic and health outcomes.
My final and most important observation is that Andy is one of the kindest and most considerate people I’ve worked with. I might skip running or working out on some business trips, but when I know I’ll see Andy my shoe’s are packed and I’m ready to go. He is one of those rare people who makes everyone around him feel positive, empowered and able to succeed.
I offer Andy my highest endorsement. If you have the opportunity to work with him, take advantage of it. You will both succeed and enjoy the ride.