Andrew R. “Andy” Fox is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Highlights of his childhood were summers spent at URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Mississippi and serving as the National Federation of Temple Youth’s Vice President for Social Action in 1990-1991. Andy attended Cornell University on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship, and was commissioned in 1995 as a U.S. Naval Officer. He specialized in surface warfare operations and completed two deployments to the Mediterranean Sea. Following his naval service, Andy attended the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he served on the staff of the William & Mary Law Review and as a teaching fellow in the law school’s legal ethics and writing program. Since 2006, Andy has continued to teach future lawyers at William & Mary these skills as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Practice. As an attorney, Andy specialized in the areas of employment and municipal law and achieved the positions of Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Norfolk and Chesapeake, Virginia. In 2017, Andy opened a new professional chapter by accepting his current position with the City of Norfolk as its Assistant Director of Human Resources, where he oversees the administration of the City’s workforce and a benefits consortium with over 18,000 members.
Andy is an active member of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, where he currently serves as chair of the Education Committee. He is the vice chair of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Community Relations Committee’s legislative subcommittee, and has been active in several Federation projects and leadership programs. In 2012, he received the Walter E. Hoffman Community Service Award from the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and was honored as a “Hampton Roads Top 40 Under 40” young professional by a regional business magazine. He and his wife Colleen also enjoy serving as foster raisers for service dogs and supporting their two children in several volunteer capacities including community theater production and scouts.
Andy is extremely honored to be included as a 2017-2018 Frank Family Fellow.