Andy Dillon is an Executive Director leading Conway MacKenzie’s Government and Municipal Advisory Practice. Mr. Dillon has a proven track record of success in municipal and corporate finance with more than 20 years of experience. Notably, Mr. Dillon has led CM’s engagements by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to provide liquidity analysis of the General Fund and development of a 5-year forecasted fiscal plan to the Federal Oversight Board under PROMESA. Most recently, Mr. Dillon has been advising American Public Infrastructure Partners on Asset-in-kind transfers of public assets to public pension plans to address underfunded pensions and increase infrastructure investment.
Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Mr. Dillon served as Treasurer for the state of Michigan where he oversaw 13 financial emergencies of cities and school districts including the City of Detroit. He led two state reviews of the City of Detroit, negotiated a Consent Agreement with City officials, created a Financial Review Board to oversee City operations and hired the professionals to led Detroit’s restructuring and Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing.
As Treasurer, Mr. Dillon managed 1,450 employees, was responsible for collecting more than $50 billion in annual revenues, tax administration, collections, bond finance, school loan programs, local government oversight and served as the sole fiduciary of $60 billion in pension, 401K, state trust and cash assets.
Prior to his role as Treasurer, Mr. Dillon served the state of Michigan as a State Representative for the 17th District from 2004 to 2010, acting as Speaker of the House from 2007 through 2010. While in office, Mr. Dillon worked with the Governor and the Senate Majority Leader to navigate two budget deficits in excess of $1 billion versus a $9 billion general fund budget, lead a bi-partisan coalition to restructure the State’s pension and OPEB obligations for its K-12 system, and assembled a team of automotive experts to craft a strategy for the U.S. Treasury to support automotive suppliers, during the automotive industry crisis. Mr. Dillon also had roles serving on the Banking, Commerce, and Energy and Technology committees.
Mr. Dillon’s private sector experience includes serving as Managing Director at Wynnchurch Capital Partners (a middle market private equity fund), President of DSC Ltd. (a steel processor), Vice President at GE Capital Commercial Finance and a practicing attorney.
He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and a board member of the National Institute of Public Finance, Detroit Police & Fire VEBA and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Municipal Finance Advisory Board. Additionally, he is an Advisor to Aquasight LLC, an IOT/AI digital technology SAS platform bringing efficiencies to the water, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors.