ASGA Team

Andrew Ortiz, J.D., M.P.A.

Ortiz Leadership Systems, LLC.
P: 480-688-9292 Ext: 480-688-9292
E: andrewortiz@ortizleadership.com


Biography:

ANDY's SPEAKING STYLE: I enjoy interactive workshops, and I cover a wide array of advocacy and leadership topics. My philosophy for speaking and learning comes from the wisdom of the Ancient Greek proverb that says that, "In learning, we teach. In teaching, we learn." I like to learn from my audiences, while also sharing new ideas and best practices with them. I do utilize more of a lecture style, but with audience participation and questions certainly encouraged. To me, quality content is very important, so I always try my best to ensure that students that attend my workshops leave with great ideas, and with the motivation to put them into practice on their respective campuses.

Andrew Ortiz holds three degrees from Arizona State University (ASU), including a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1992), a Juris Doctorate of Law (1998) and a Masters in Public Administration (1999). Andrew was active in student government at Arizona State University, where he served as a Senator from the College of Law in 95-96, as Graduate Student Affairs Vice President in 96-97, and as Student Body President of the nation's 4th largest university in 97-98.

While at Arizona State University, Andrew Ortiz enjoyed great success as a leader and as a scholar. Ortiz served as the Vice President of Operations with the ASU Hispanic Business Students Association, Vice President for Community Affairs with the ASU Chapter of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) and as President of the ASU Young Democrats. For his work on social justice issues, Ortiz received the 1995 Community Service Award from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, and was bestowed with an Image Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Ortiz has also received the distinguished Northern Arizona University President's Citation of Achievement. Ortiz was a member of the Student Admissions Relations Team (START) and the ASU Student Foundation, which are two prestigious student honoraries at Arizona State University.

Andrew Ortiz was also one of two original founders of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. at Arizona State University, which has been honored for its outstanding philanthropic services. Ortiz was one of the founding members of the Arizona State University Leadership Honorary, Students Towards Educational Progress (STEP), and also founded a youth mentorship program at ASU for Tempe Elementary School kids called the VISION (Volunteers In Service In Our Neighborhoods) Program. In 1997, Andrew was selected as Man of the Year by the American Biographical Institute, and was selected as one of the top twelve graduate student leaders in America by the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. Ortiz was also inducted into Alpha Epsilon Lambda, a national Graduate Student Honor Society.

 Andrew Ortiz  was a National Fellow with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and is a member of the Congressional Award Foundation Board of Directors in Washington, DC. Andrew is also the President & CEO of Ortiz Leadership Systems, LLC, a public speaking, leadership training and management consulting firm based in Tempe, Arizona.

In 2004, Andrew was inducted into the Arizona State University College of Public Programs Hall of Fame. In 2005, Andrew was selected to receive the Arizona State University Young Alumni Achievement Award, was the "Volunteer of the Year" with the Valley of the Sun United Way, and was one of Association Trends Magazine's "Young and Aspiring Association Professionals." In 2008, Ortiz was selected as a recipient of the U.S. Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award.