As chief executive officer of the ACLU of Connecticut and the ACLU Foundation of Connecticut, Andrew Schneider has overall responsibility for management and operation of both organizations. Before serving as the organizationâ€™s Executive Director in Connecticut, Schneider was Executive Director of the ACLU of West Virginia for six years. During his tenure there, the affiliateâ€™s membership more than tripled and its
budget quintupled in size. In West Virginia, Schneider spearheaded a successful campaign to pass legislation to combat racial profiling and for those efforts, he was honored by the NAACP with the Freedom Award
From 1998 to 2001, Schneider served as the Development Director for the ACLU in Connecticut. His other ACLU credentials include Development Director for the ACLU of New Mexico, Campus Groups Coordinator for the ACLU National Office, Board member of the ACLU of Virginia, and founder and president of the ACLU campus chapter at Washington & Lee University where he earned his B.A. in European History.