About CHRT

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BA, Iowa State University

Andrew Smentkowski

Operations and Finance Director

Andrew Smentkowski is CHRT’s operations and finance director, leading the organization’s business strategy, development, and growth.

For the past 25 years, Andrew has worked in the higher education and nonprofit industries, initiating and directing the grants and research office at Northern Michigan University and starting his nonprofit consulting firm before joining CHRT. Operationally, he has focused on the administration of collective impact projects, working with a consortium of arts organizations in Detroit and assisting CHRT in its various backbone roles. Additionally, Andrew has experience in proposal writing, fundraising, budgeting, grants management, contracting, and strategic planning.

Andrew received a bachelor’s degree in English from Iowa State University.

Developed an online proposal writing tool to make the proposal submission and grants development processes more efficient.