(Acting) Associate Executive Director
Office of Design & Construction
Andrew (Andy) Keirn
Andy is a federal employee with over 32 years of construction management experience.
He began his career with the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Staff Resident Engineer and has worked on projects in Milwaukee, WI; White River Junction, VT; Detroit, MI; West Haven, CT; and culminating in his role as Senior Resident Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2001 he moved into a management role at VA Central Office in Washington, DC as a Project Manager and eventual Acting Director of the Western Project Team.
In 2006 Andy accepted a position as Construction Manager with the Department of Homeland Security at Fort Detrick, MD and was the sole on-site representative for a major laboratory construction project. In 2009 VA selected him as the Director of Construction and Facilities Management’s (CFM) Eastern Regional Office. The Regional Office manages all VA major project design and construction contracts within the eastern United States (VISNs 1-9).
In February 2020, Andy assumed responsibilities as Acting Associate Executive Director, Design & Construction. Andy is certified as a DBIA Associate, a Certified Construction Manager, a Facility Management Professional, and a member of the Construction Managers Association of America, Society of American Military Engineers, and The Design Build Institute of America.
He served 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserves culminating in brigade command and division level staff positions.