Andy Ogles is a Middle TN native with deep roots dating back to the founding of our state. Andy studied Economics and Political Science at MTSU and pursued his graduate work in Marketing at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. He’s had a successful career as an entrepreneur, in the non-profit sector and is nationally recognized as an expert on tax policy and healthcare; having been featured in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal and Investor’s Business Daily. Andy currently serves as the Mayor / CEO of Maury County Tennessee. Maury County is one of the fastest growing communities in the state with a population of approximately 100k and an annual budget of just under 200 million. Prior to Mayor, Andy served as Executive Director of the Laffer Center which advises the White House and multiple Governors on tax policy. Prior to that, he was Exec Dir of AFP where Andy wrote the Amendment that resulted in the largest tax cut in TN history; repeal of the Hall Income Tax. Additionally, Andy served as an advisor to Newt Gingrich and was COO of Abolition International where he oversaw operations and investments in 12 countries. As an entrepreneur Andy started, owned and operated restaurants and a real estate investment business for 12 years. Andy and his high school sweet heart, Monica, live on a small farm south of Columbia with their three children Adley, Drew and Isaac. After the death of their infant son Lincoln four years ago, Andy and Monica relocated from Franklin to pursue their dream of raising their children on a farm. As a family man, Andy is committed to protecting the rich heritage, natural resources and family values of Maury county whilst managing the county’s ever accelerating growth.