Andrew Townshend

Family Oriented | Hardworking | Golfer

"I enjoy going to work each day knowing I will be surrounded by likeminded people who get great satisfaction from building interesting projects for great clients."

Andrew Townshend

Executive Vice President | Chief Risk Officer

Joined Columbia in 1999   

As Executive Vice President | Chief Risk Officer, Andrew is a specialist at both high level operations management and overseeing the minute details it takes to successfully direct the company’s project and field processes. Andrew has three decades of experience in the construction industry, including nearly 20 years with Columbia. Starting with his very first role at Columbia as a co-op student while studying at Wentworth Institute of Technology, he has held estimating, field, and project management positions. Today, he is one of the key drivers behind Columba’s continued achievements and growth. Andrew has earned a strong reputation for his consummate leadership skills and his process oriented approach. Leading a diverse and experienced staff, Andrew’s mission is to ensure the quality and success of our work and to engage his staff in a process of continual improvement of our construction operations.

A strong believer in mentoring and leading by example at the office, it is no surprise that at home Andrew is a champion of quality family time. He enjoys carving out personal time to recharge with his kids. A fan of professional soccer, he is looking forward to one day planning an excursion to see an English Premier League soccer match with his family.