Published in the February 11, 2016 edition

Andrew Schultz

Andrew Schultz

NORTH READING — Andrew Schultz of North Reading has taken over the reins from Lisa DeLeo as the 2016 president of the Reading–North Reading Chamber of Commerce.

“I am honored to be at the helm,” said Schultz. “I hope to continue to work toward the Chamber’s mission, be a liaison between businesses and the communities and help foster commercial development and growth in Reading and North Reading. We support open communication with our local politicians and businesses so local government and business decisions result in an improved economy and the quality of life in each town.”

Recently established at the start of his term was the creation of Selectmen liaisons, who currently are John Halsey from Reading and Michael Prisco from North Reading. Schulz is dedicated to a partnership among the businesses, the public officials and the residents. Having joined the Chamber board in 2014, he jumped in feet first to sit on several Chamber committees, including the By–Law Committee, Golf Tournament Committee and the Executive Committee and he is currently in the midst of planning a casino night at the Moose Club in North Reading on April 8.

Schulz is a local attorney who specializes in civil cases, personal injury, workers’ compensation, family law and real estate. He has practiced in North Reading since 2009. He received BAs in both Economics and History from the University of Buffalo, his MBA from the College of St. Rose in Albany and his Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in Boston.

No stranger to volunteer work, Schulz is currently chair of the Planned Giving Committee for the North Reading Union Congregational Church. He is also an avid long distance marathon runner.

Andrew has been a resident of North Reading since 2005 and resides with his wife Leslie and sons Eric and Brett who attend North Reading Middle School.