Andrew is a fourth generation Munsonian. His great-grandfather, George R. Dale, served as Mayor of Muncie and was a champion who fought tirelessly against local municipal corruption and the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and 1930s. Andrew’s great uncle, Lester Holloway, also served as Mayor of Muncie after World War II.
Andrew served as Community Development Director under Muncie mayors David Dominick and Dan Canan and as Director of Community Affairs and Director of Economic Development for the City of York, Pennsylvania.
Since graduating from Ball State University in 1990, Andrew has applied his passion for effective communication, organizational leadership, people-centered design, and life-long learning to his work with others. He provides business development and project management consulting services. He is the co-founder of the Shafer Leadership Academy and currently serves on the board of directors for Masterworks Chorale and the Whitely Community Council.
Andrew is married to the Reverend Ramona Dale, pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, and is the father of Elijah, Noah, David and Grace.
PAST AND PRESENT COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
- Shafer Leadership Academy
– Co-Founder & Director Emeritus
- LifeStream Services
- IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation
– Board Member
- Muncie Industrial Revolving Loan Fund Board
- YMCA of Muncie
– Vice Chairperson
- Masterworks Chorale
– Board Member
- Whitely Community Council
– Board Member
- 2012 David Sursa Leadership Award
- 2011 LifeStream Services Chairman’s Award
- 2007 VIVA Award
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Bringing people together has always been a priority in Andrew’s life. His first job out of college was in the field of music management serving as a tour promoter for Up With People, an international, educational and cultural exchange program. He also toured internationally as a performer with Up With People while attending college. Today, he serves on the board of directors for both Masterworks Chorale and the Whitely Community Council.
Andrew served as Community and Economic Development Director for the City of York, Pennsylvania, and the City of Muncie as Community Development Director. He oversaw the work of several municipal departments, administered federal, state, and local funding, and was a strategist for community master planning. He has served in the field of community and economic development and public health for nearly a decade.
Prior to becoming a business consultant, Andrew served as owner and principal of David Dale Designs, his family’s forty-four year interior design and space planning practice, which focused primarily on educational, healthcare, corporate, hospitality, financial and cultural environments. He also founded Canopy Management, a property management firm specializing in facility management of healthcare environments.