With a long career and educational history in journalism, Andrew Blair Austin is president and CEO of Austin Group, LLC, which is a property management, investment, and consulting firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also an English adjunct professor for Ivy Tech Community College.
Austin earned an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary film and mass communications from Purdue University and a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University. His related positions included media relations specialist for the American Red Cross in Chicago, Illinois; publisher, editor, and creator of Relief/Line, an international newsletter; associate editor for Curtis Publishing Company and The Saturday Evening Post magazine; associate editor of the Kiwanis international magazine; vice president of UN Communications; Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of communications and editor of Issues IN Business Magazine; and senior marketing communications associate for Eli Lilly and Company.
In his spare time, Austin enjoys golfing, traveling, and reading. He has received numerous professional awards and maintained a variety of civic and professional memberships.