Andrew Olivastro serves as Chief Advancement Officer for The Heritage Foundation. In his fifth role at the No. 1 think tank for impact on public policy, he brings deep experience as a communications strategist who understands how to drive transformational change and deliver results.
Olivastro previously served as Vice President for Outreach, building enduring and resilient networks to spread the blessings of freedom and advance human flourishing.
Earlier, he founded ATO Strategies, a public affairs firm focused on media engagement and reputation management for individuals, businesses, and non-profits. He led executive and employee communications and corporate responsibility for United Technologies (now Raytheon Technologies) and developed elite engagement strategies for Fortune 10 companies at Edelman Public Relations.
Notably, Olivastro helped direct the speechwriting team for U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, collaborating on major policy addresses delivered worldwide. As speechwriter to Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, he crafted compelling and effective messages to help shape the political and policy debate across the country throughout the historic 2004 election cycle.
Olivastro graduated from the Leadership Program of the Rockies in 2019 and helped lead its expansion from Colorado to Connecticut with the launch of the Charter Oak Leadership Program. A Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow and a member of The Philadelphia Society, Olivastro holds a bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism and Political Science from Troy University.