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Andrew Grissom

Director, Community Growth

Andrew Grissom joined Catalyst in 2016 as an associate. As Director of Community Growth, Andrew creates and oversees the implementation of initiatives and programs that encourage community involvement, participation, and dialogue. Andrew leads research and community engagement activities for the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change initiative and is as a subject matter expert on DEI measurement; self-identification; pay equity; pay transparency; global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) trends; employee resource groups (ERGs); gender partnership; and inclusive leadership.

Previously, Andrew co-led Catalyst Practices, a research series that profiles leading-edge organizational DEI strategies, initiatives, and programs. He has served on numerous cross-functional teams, including the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee.

Before joining Catalyst, Andrew was a librarian at the Paul Barret, Jr. Library at Rhodes College. He received his Master of Science in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Rhodes College. He served as President of the Advisory Board for the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 2022-2023.