Kenyatta Andrews is a native of Miami, Florida. He is the product of a strong family foundation that stressed the importance of spirituality, community, and academic achievement. He earned a BS degree in Accounting from Tuskegee University and MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester – Simon School of Business. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New York State.
Kenyatta began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and UBS Painewebber where he respectively worked as a Senior Auditor and Senior Financial Analyst. It was during this time he honed his accounting and finance skills. Upon graduating Business School, he joined American Express as a Senior Finance Manager. During his tenure at American Express, Kenyatta had the opportunity to advance and move around both professionally and geographically. He spent time working on the west coast and abroad in the United Kingdom. This experience helped him to become a better leader and finance professional.
In 2014, Kenyatta made the decision to leave the Financial Services arena and pursue his passion for education reform. He relocated to Memphis, TN and began working as the Federal Programs Director for the Achievement School District (ASD)—a start-up school district with a mission to move the bottom 5% performing schools into the top 25% over a three-year period. Kenyatta’s next career move led him to become the Director of Operations for the Campaign for School Equity (CSE), a start-up education advocacy organization founded to ensure that that all children, especially those of color, have access to high quality education options. In 2020, he became the inaugural Director of Finance and Administration for the National Museum of African American Music. In this role, Kenyatta built out the finance/accounting team along with related processes/procedures, managed the $56M construction budget, and led the $14M debt financing effort to finish museum construction.
Kenyatta currently serves as Senior Accounting Manager for MedMen Enterprises, a publicly traded U.S.-based cannabis company with 29 retail locations and six cultivation facilities. In his current role, Kenyatta manages, coordinates, administers, and controls the accounting operations for a portfolio of five California-based cannabis retail stores.
Outside of work, Kenyatta participates in several community service and volunteer projects with various charitable organizations. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.—Alpha Delta Lambda Chapter—an organization devoted to mentorship and education. His passion for service and education is theme that permeates both his professional and personal lives.