After graduating from Boston University, Magna Cum Laude with a BS/BA in Business Management, Andy Kushner embarked on his first corporate career. How does an IBM Sales Rep and Lexmark’s “National Account Manager of the Year” make an atmospheric rise in the events industry to ultimately recreate the music and entertainment side of the event business? As the head of Kushner Entertainment, Andy collaborated with celebrity planners and designers, including Colin Cowie, David Tutera and Sean DeFreitas to produce premium special events featuring award-winning live entertainment design.
The intersection of Andy’s careers along with his unique ability to tell a story through the art of the interview, gave life to his podcast, The Wedding Biz
, featuring business-transforming conversations with industry icons. As an added value to listeners, Andy introduced The Next Level, in which he and a co-host tease out highlights of the top interviews, then deliver them to listeners as specific tactical strategies to take their businesses to a higher level.
As a firsthand witness to the rise of podcasting, Andy has become a powerful proponent of tech-forward branding and marketing strategies. He is preparing to launch The Wedding Biz Podcast Network, the only global platform of its kind to serve the business development needs of wedding industry professionals.
Andy and his company have received nearly every event industry award possible, including the coveted Top 25 Trendsetter, by Modern Bride. Other recipients of this prestigious award include Mindy Weiss, Colin Cowie, Sylvia Weinstock, Oscar De La Renta, Essie, Ceci, Preston Bailey and David Tutera.