Andy Brantley , MBA

President and CEO, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources , Knoxville, Tennessee

Andy Brantley has served as CUPA-HR’s president and chief executive officer since July 2005. With the leadership and guidance of high functioning boards and great national office colleagues, Andy has led the transformation of CUPA-HR. The association has grown from 1,500 member institutions to almost 2,000, and from 6,600 institutional representatives to more than 23,000. The number of chapters has also grown from 23 to 42. Attendance at the annual conference has doubled, as has CUPA-HR’s annual revenue. Net assets have increased from just over $500,000 to over $8.5 million (1700% increase) and total assets have increased from $2.8 to $12.6 million (450% increase). In 2007, the association built a new office home, and paid off the mortgage in less than three years. A learning framework and a commitment to diversity and inclusion have also become cornerstones of the association’s work. Before coming to CUPA-HR, Andy worked for 17 years in higher education, serving as associate vice president and chief human resources officer at the University of Georgia, director of human resources at Davidson College, and director of human resources at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He began his career as a labor relations representative for the Chrysler Corporation.