Andy Polk is Senior Vice President at the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA). FDRA is the American footwear industry’s business and trade association representing over 150 footwear companies from athletic to fashion including NIKE, Under Armour, HH Brown, Caleres and Wolverine Worldwide. As SVP, Polk oversees the association’s communications and events, advocacy strategy, membership relations and heads its footwear innovation working group. He is also co-host of the footwear industry’s weekly podcast Shoe-In Show. Prior to FDRA, Polk served on Capitol Hill as a senior policy advisor and communications director to U.S. Representatives for nearly a decade. In 2012, Polk earned his master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Polk lives in Washington, DC with his beautiful wife Kelly and baby girl Charlotte.