Andrew Strong
Chief of Staff, County of San Diego, CA

Andrew Strong serves as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Administrative Officer of the County of San Diego. Reporting directly to CAO Helen Robbins-Meyer, Mr. Strong works closely with the County’s Executive Team to implement policies directed by the Board of Supervisors and coordinates the day-to-day operations and functions of the Chief Administrative Office.

Mr. Strong served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman before joining the County of San Diego in 2008 as a Human Resources Analyst. From 2008-2012, he was responsible for formulating, recommending, developing and implementing organizational development and training solutions to support Countywide goals and initiatives.

He joined the Finance & General Government Group Executive Office as a CAO Staff Officer in 2012 where he managed communications between the Chief Administrative Office, Deputy Chief Administrative Offices and the Board of Supervisors and assisted with implementing ongoing strategic initiatives.

In 2014, he was promoted to Chief of Departmental Operations for the Department of Planning & Development Services where he led a team of 35 employees. Mr. Strong oversaw the management of department administrative functions including regulatory and operating procedures in the areas of budget and fiscal management, organizational development, contract management, information technology and geographic information systems.

Mr. Strong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from National University.