Andy Gardiner, Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Community Relations, joined Orlando Health in June 2008. He oversees the strategy for corporate external affairs and is responsible for all community and business relations activities for the organization. Previously, Mr. Gardiner was the president of the Apopka Chamber of Commerce, a position he held for ten years. Mr. Gardiner is a former member of the Florida State Senate, serving as its president from 2014 to 2016. During his tenure in the Senate Mr. Gardiner was instrumental in passing legislation aimed at providing a path to economic independence for people with unique abilities. The Gardiner Scholarship Program was created to provide and expand opportunities for customized educational programs for students.
Mr. Gardiner holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. His professional memberships include the Florida Medical Association Council on Legislation and Orlando Economic Partnership Executive Committee. He also is a board member for the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, LIFT Orlando and the YMCA of Central Florida.