Mr. Andrew M. Burr, Profile

Contact Information

(716) 713-9398 (cell)


                 2007-present State University at Buffalo  Matriculated graduate student for the MA in Economics, State University at Buffalo, degree expected May 2008

                 2007-   Passed Securities 7 Examination with an 88.8 % in the licensing exam for ALL financial instruments

                 2002-2006 SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, graduated BA in Economics (magna cum laude) May 2006       

                1997-2002  Gowanda High School, Gowanda, NY (with honors)


Academic Awards and Honors                                                                        

         Scholastic Awards:

         Shrine Scholarship

         Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

         Fredonia Achievement Award

         Maytum Scholarship  2004, 2005, 2006

         Masonic Scholarship


         Community Award:

         2001  Youth in Excellence (Gowanda Chamber of Commerce)

         2001  Daughters of the American Revolution Award – Chapter winner for leadership, patriotism, dependability and service


Extracurricular Activities                                                                            

         Author  of the Book:  “FIVE YEAR ON THE CUTTING EDGE: From Our Perspective 2003-2008” with co-author Dr. Robert L. Heichberger,  Townhall Press, Spring, 2008


         First Presbyterian Church

         1998-Present Member


         TLC Lakeshore Hospital Foundation Board

         2005 – Present Member


         Town of Persia Republican Party

         2002 – Present Committeeman and Chairman


         Columnist “From Our Perspective”

         2003 – Present Co-author with Dr. Robert Heichberger

         This newspaper  column focuses on Economic, Social, Educational issues of recent concern


         Gowanda Planning Board

         2004 – Present Member


         Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce

         2003 – Present Member of the Board of Directors


         Gowanda Presbyterian Church Board of Trustee’s

         2006 – Present Member and President


         Chairman and President of the Economics Club SUNY at Fredonia 2002-2006

Community Service                                                                                          

ØMember and activist of the Re-Leaf Gowanda horticulture campaign

ØInvolved in Save Our Students (SOS) campaign to improve local educational facilities

ØWalked for Busing Everyone Safely Together (BEST) - a movement to allow local students who reside in the Village to get busing which allows safe and secure transport

ØInvolved in 21st Century grant program to assimilate the school to the center of the community

ØParticipant in Dr. Martin Brokenleg seminars to understand cultural and economic factors in the community

ØMember of 21st Century Grant Advisory Committee

ØGuest speaker at "The Children's Defense Fund" to assist minorities and disadvantaged

ØMember, Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce

ØVolunteer time and equipment to assist in the development and beautification of the newly founded Chang-Hu Park

ØAssisted in a sidewalk assessment survey for the community

ØDirector of Gowanda Ski Club

Professional Interests                                                                                   

ØChairman and Co-founder, Beanstalk Enterprises (investment organization)

ØFounder and current Chairman of TRANSCATT investment club

ØParticipated in bi-monthly internship with New York State Senator McGee

ØTakes great interest and pride in his local community

ØLeadership and  Public Policy consultant with Heichberger/Burr Associates

ØPolicy and leadership columnist with Dr. Heichberger

Short-Term Goals

       My immediate hope and aspiration is to enter a Ph.D. program in Management and /or Economics and be an active participation in graduate studies, teaching and research..


Long-Term Goals

       Ultimately, I would hope to serve as a banking executive or investment analyst and possibly  enter public service in government..  My rationale for that which I have mentioned heretofore is twofold: first, to return to society what society has bestowed upon me and; secondly, to enrich my own intellectual curiosity in the academic disciplines of management,  economics and public policy.


Work Experience                                                                                              

         1994 - Present                      Self-employed/lawn care business, property investments

         2001-2003                           Gowanda Central School maintenance department 

         2002-Present                        Leadership Consultant and Columnist

Personal Interests                                                                                          




         Model trains









         Dr. Robert L. Heichberger,  Distinguished Professor/Dean Emeritus

         State University of New York

         110 Memorial Drive

         Gowanda, New York 14070

         Telephone: (716) 574 7285


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