Andre Dickens Biography – Andre Dickens Wiki
Andre Dickens is a City of Atlanta council member, businessman, nonprofit executive, engineer, speaker, church deacon, father, and native Atlantan. He was elected citywide to the Atlanta City Council Post 3 at-Large in November 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. On Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, Dickens was elected mayor of Atlanta.
He is the Chief Development Officer for TechBridge, a nonprofit that drives community impact by bringing affordable technology and business expertise to other nonprofit organizations. In 2018, he co-founded the Technology Career Program, a free program designed to prepare unemployed and individuals experiencing disadvantage in the work field for a career in the growing technology job market. The program teaches high-demand technology skills while helping participants land jobs in IT departments across Atlanta.
He previously served as the Assistant Director of Outreach Initiatives for Georgia Tech’s Office of Institute Diversity. He spearheaded Tech’s African-American Male Institute, which resulted in a significant increase in the GPA and graduation rate among black males. He also managed the Focus graduate school recruitment program and the Challenge Program that helped hundreds of students successfully transition into college life each year.
Early in his career, Dickens worked as a sales engineer for DSM Engineering Plastics and became the youngest and first Black salesman of the year. At the age of 28, he co-founded City Living Home Furnishings, which grew into a multi-million dollar retail business with two locations. Dickens ran the company for nine years until 2011.
He also serves as a member of the Georgia Tech Alumni Board of Directors, an Alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, Diversity Leadership Atlanta, United Way VIP; Regional Leadership Institute, member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.; deacon of New Horizon Baptist Church; and several other organizations and affiliations.
He graduated from Mays High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s of public administration degree in Economic Development from Georgia State University.
Andre Dickens Age
He was born and raised in Atlanta. He is 47 years old.
Andre Dickens Parents
He was raised by a strict mother, Sylvia Dickens, who worked for the phone company. His stepfather, an airplane mechanic, adopted Dickens when he was 7. The two would take things apart and put them back together, fostering Dickens’ interest in engineering.
Andre Dickens Family
He is the youngest of two children. He co-founded a furniture company with his sister in 2002 that crumbled during the housing crisis and left him $1 million in debt. He filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2010. He also faced tax liens in the years leading up to his bankruptcy, debts that he said are long-settled, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Andre Dickens Wife
Is Andre Dickens married? He was previously married to Kimberly Dickens. The marriage ended in divorce. They share a daughter.
Andre Dickens Girlfriend
Since the end of his first marriage in divorce, it is likely that Dickens has a girlfriend. However, details about the girlfriend are not available.
Andre Dickens Daughter
He has a daughter, Bailey Dickens, who splits time between Dickens and his ex-wife, Kimberly Dickens.
Andre Dickens Party Affiliation
He is a liberal Democrat.
Andre Dickens Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He had an adjusted gross income of $152,908 for the tax year ending December 31, 2020.
Andre Dickens Religion
He is a Christian. He is a deacon at New Horizon Baptist Church, the church he grew up attending.
Andre Dickens Ethnicity
He is Black.
Andre Dickens Instagram
His Instagram handle is @andre4atlanta.
Andre Dickens Gay
Is Andre Dickens gay? He is straight.