Andy currently serves as Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Latin American Association which centers on Education and Outreach on local, state, and federal laws, as well as Housing Rights, Workers Rights, and Human Rights issues affecting Latinos on the Gulf Coast. Since arriving on the Coast over 20 years ago Andy has completed the State of Mississippi Standards for Law Enforcement in 1996 and served for ten years in Harrison County as a Deputy Sheriff and now serves as a liaison for the Latino community partnering and working with local law enforcement agencies and the court systems in Harrison and Jackson County with bi-lingual services. Andy, a military veteran, served in the U. S. Army and National Guard for 20 years. He also became the first Latin American male recruiter for the State of Mississippi. He also has received numerous meritorious awards during his military service that includes a silver star in Army Achievements. Andy was also recently nominated to the National Hispanic Leadership Committee by Senators Thad Cochran and Trent Lott and recognized as one of Mississippi’s prominent young Latino Community Leaders.
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