United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley recently welcomed Dorchester native Xavier Andrews as its new director of Communications. In this role, Andrews joins the region’s largest United Way as it launches a series of activities to build on the organization’s core strengths of impact, partnerships, and mobilization of resources to empower individuals, families and communities as they recover and rebuild amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Andrews was previously the director of communications for Boston Public Schools.
“I am so excited to join United Way and continue my service to the Greater Boston community that raised me,” Andrews said. “I look forward to leveraging my public and governmental relations experience to promote and advance United Way’s critical and life-changing community impact work, as we expand our support of individuals and families.”
Said United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley President and CEO Bob Giannino: “Xavier’s background and experience will be incredibly relevant as we continue to raise awareness of the issues facing our communities and ways we are partnering to address them.
“His established relationships with community organizations and knowledge of the local political landscape will be an immense asset as we continue to support economic recovery across the region for the vulnerable individuals and households most in need.”
Andrews holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Salve Regina University. A Boston Public Schools graduate, he currently lives in East Boston with his partner.