Andrew Hayes

Director of Marketing and Communications

Phone: 312-823-4333

As director of marketing and communications, Andrew is responsible for WBC’s brand and reputation management, integrated marketing, communications and digital strategies. Before joining WBC, Andrew held senior-level positions in marketing and communications at Baird & Warner, NBC News, Telemundo and Fifth Third Bank.  His work has received many awards including the international MarCom Hermes Award, IL Governor Service Award and the USA Today Make A Difference Award.

Andrew earned his BA in Marketing from Columbia College Chicago.  A lifelong Chicagoan, he’s drawn to everything Chicago: from the arts, culture, events, business, economic development, and the city’s network of neighborhoods. He actively volunteers with several Chicago area nonprofits, including one organization that rescues dogs from high kill shelters and trains them to become support dogs for veterans with PTSD.  Andrew founded an annual professional networking event “OUT of the Office” in 2001 that to this day continues to kick off LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Chicago and raise money for LGBTQ+ nonprofits.