Andrew Snowhite - Co-Founder and CEO
Andrew Snowhite is co-founder and CEO of Azure Worldwide, an environmental design, development and marketing company that focuses on stewardship, strategy and storytelling. His business partner is Philippe Cousteau, son of Philippe Cousteau Sr., and the grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Andrew is responsible for the company's day to day operations and has managed projects both domestically and internationally, including work on eco-resorts, edutainment attractions, green building, research facilities and video games. Through Azure Worldwide he has developed a strategic alliance with the University of Virginia, where he is an OpenGrounds Fellow, focusing on innovation and the environment. Andrew works closely with them on the ongoing development of the Global Water Games initiative which has already produced a highly successful Chesapeake Bay watershed simulation and numerous collaborations nationally and internationally.
Complimenting his work with Azure Worldwide, Andrew provides a variety of consulting and advisory services to environmentally focused organizations and initiatives. Most recently, Andrew served as CEO of USA Pavilion at the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea. Andrew led the team that was awarded the project, via the United States Department of State, to design, build and operate the USA Pavilion at the Expo. In this role, he was responsible for developing, formalizing and managing the public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of State as well as alliances with Fortune 500 corporate partners and world-class NGOs. The theme of the Expo was the "Living Ocean and Coast" which presented a unique opportunity for Andrew to combine his ocean-education, storytelling and built-space experience and relationships into one project. The USA Pavilion was an overwhelming success, welcoming over one million guests in only a three-month period.
Andrew also advises the oceans-education non-profit organization EarthEcho International. This has included developing a relationship with the Vans Warped Tour, one of the largest and longest running national summer concert tours, and providing subject matter expertise on the creation of a coral reef-themed episode of the PBS cartoon series Curious George.
Prior to co-founding Azure Worldwide, Andrew was an entertainment industry executive and consultant providing strategy, marketing and business development services to a variety of entertainment and technology companies and brands. He was Executive Vice President of Business Development and Sales at Musictoday, an industry-leading Web services, marketing and fulfillment organization (now owned by LiveNation). During his time at Musictoday he worked with companies including AOL, MTV, Universal Music Group and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and with artists such as the Rolling Stones, Tim McGraw, Madonna, Metallica, the Jerry Garcia Estate and Wynton Marsalis.
In addition to his professional work, over the past twenty years Andrew has participated in field and laboratory research on the ecology of Indo-Pacific reef fish and sharks with Dr. Eugenie Clark, a world-renowned scientist known as the "Shark Lady". His work has been acknowledged in journals such as National Geographic Science and Exploration and Environmental Biology of Fishes and he has done fieldwork around the world in places such as Papua New Guinea, Palau, Thailand, Egypt, Mexico and the Solomon Islands.
Andrew is an accomplished SCUBA diver and underwater photographer. He was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2001 Bonaire Dive Festival Underwater Photography Contest and was highlighted in Scuba Diving magazine's October 2001 article titled "How to Win a Photo Contest" and recently returned from photographing Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
Andrew received a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and was a National Science Scholar.