Andrew Svehaug is quickly becoming one of the leading Chess educators of his generation. As the Founder and CEO of the American Chess Institute, he is responsible for the leadership and strategic vision of the organization. With a background as a U.S. Scholastic Chess Champion, and as a coach of State and National champions, Andrew is in high demand as a Chess clinician and consultant. By the age of twenty-three, Andrew held an M.B.A., as well as degrees in Business Administration and Applied Music. Graduating with Magna Cum Laude Honors, Andrew was awarded “The Outstanding Senior in Business Administration” as an undergrad, as well as “The Outstanding MBA Graduate” by the School of Business at Azusa Pacific University. Andrew and his work have received media attention in publications such as The Columbian, The San Gabriel Valley Examiner, and The Santa Barbara News-Press. Andrew’s extensive career as a Chess player and teacher has taken him to fifteen states, to Canada, and he has also been a guest clinician in Germany. Andrew enjoys classical music, reading, basketball, traveling, and working with young people.