Andi Stevenson is the founder of Stevenson Wallace LLC and a consultant, trainer, and speaker based in North Carolina and working nationally.
She leverages 27 years of nonprofit sector experience, a facilitator’s eye for process design and inclusion, and a strategist’s approach to business planning and competitive advantage in her work at Stevenson Wallace. 100% of Andi’s clients are repeat customers or referrals from past clients; the firm does not advertise.
She most recently served as executive director of the Lee Institute, a 501(c)(3) boutique consulting practice serving the social sector through capacity building, strategic planning, civic engagement and leadership development.
A sought-after expert on nonprofit governance and boards of directors, she created and launched the Greater Good: Becoming A Nonprofit Board Member training program for young professionals and the Board Chair Master Class curriculum (the latter in collaboration with Dianne Bailey) while at Lee. She also co-designed and co-teaches the United Way workshop series 'Racial Equity for Nonprofit Board Members.'
Previously, she served as president of Community School of the Arts (Charlotte) and vice president of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia). Earlier, she worked in development for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth) and in operations, sales and client service for the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall (Fort Worth) and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation (eventually the AT&T Performing Arts Center).
A frequent speaker, panelist and facilitator, Andi has delivered keynotes at women’s leadership conferences, trained corporate management teams on nonprofit board best practices, moderated panels on next-generation arts leadership and led practitioner roundtables in graduate public administration programs.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.— Charles Mingus
In 2015, Andi delivered a TedX Charlotte talk entitled “The Importance of Being a Rookie”, highlighting the dangers of perfectionism and the benefits of being a fearless learner. Her speech, Past Perfect: Toward Adventurously Messy Lives at the 2018 One Woman Fearless summit in Montreal expanded on the theme of perfectionism and how to fight it.
Andi is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum (Charlotte Chapter, Class XV) and an active community volunteer and board member. She holds an MBA (Queens University of Charlotte), a BA in English (Texas A&M University), and professional certificates in strategic management (Georgetown) and diversity and inclusion (Cornell).
With her instructor, Ranko Bogosavac, she is a competitive ballroom dancer (pro-am, Latin, open), and she often writes and speaks about the leadership lessons learned from her dance experiences.