Andy Nguyen

Andy was born in Vung Tau, Vietnam. After South Vietnam fell to the communists in 1975, fourteen-year old Andy and his family fled aboard a small fishing boat and began the harrowing journey which would bring them eventually to the United States in 1981. While learning another language and culture was challenging, Andy quickly assimilated and embraced his new American home.

Upon finishing high school, Andy enrolled at the University of Kentucky. Working his way through college, Andy served in the Kentucky National Guard, completed training in the Army's Reserve Officer Training Corp and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army.  Andy graduated with a Bachelor of Business Arts in Management while continuing to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve reaching the rank of First Lieutenant.

In 1992, Andy relocated to Tarrant County. He worked as a manager for a telecommunications company in Fort Worth before starting his own company, AIT Technologies, a business communications and IT solutions provider, in 1998.

Wanting to give back and serve his adopted country, Andy served in a number of roles and with several community organizations including serving from 2002 - 2009 as Chairman and President of the Vietnamese-American Community of Tarrant County; Executive Member of the Board of Directors at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Tarrant County; member of the Fort Worth, Arlington, the Grand Prairie Chambers of Commerce, and the Rotary Club. In 2005, he received the Tarrant County Asian American Chamber of Commerce’s Community & Leadership Award in 2005.

Elected onto the Tarrant County’s Commissioners Court on January 1, 2011, Andy is the first Asian American to serve as a Commissioner of Tarrant County.  A devout Catholic and resident of Arlington, Andy has been married to Julie Vu for over 14 years, and they have three young children.


 

 

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