NAME AS IT APPEARS ON BALLOT: Andrew Voyles
OFFICE BEING SOUGHT AND DISTRICT: WCSB District 4
Have you previously run for or held a position in public office? 2014, but withdrew
ADDRESS: 311 Hamlets End Way, Franklin, TN 37067
OCCUPATION: Senior Vice President, Bank of England Mortgage
EDUCATION: BS, Business, Indiana University 1998
FAMILY: Gretchen Voyles, PharmD; Ella Voyles, 13; Alli Voyles, 11; Lucas Voyles, 7
- Davis House Child Advocacy Center – Fundraising Advocate, 2016 –2017
- Davis House Child Advocacy Center - Board Member, 2018 -2021
- YMCA Youth Basketball Coach,2017
- WCS Math Textbook Reviewer,2015
- NAMB Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist (CRMS),2004-2012
- Mortgage Bankers Association (Member) – National, State, and Local levels, 2009 -Present
- NMLS/SAFE ACT Certified Instructor,2010-2012
- Recipient of the 2017 MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Residential Leadership Award forMarket
Outreach Strategies (through FCM’s MCLI efforts)
- TN Association of Mortgage Brokers, multiple board positions including President, Government Affairs Chair,2003-2009
- State of TN “Subject Matter Expert” and co-author of the first mortgage industry entrance exam for Tennessee,2011
- Lender Advisory Board Member, TN Housing Development Agency, 2014 -2016
- Hamlet of AvalonHOA:
- 2012, 2013 –President
- 2009-2011, 2014-2016 Secretary and Board Member atLarge
- Brentwood United MethodistChurch:
- 2013-2018, Elected Lay Leader, BUMC Church Council and StaffParish
- 2018, Elected BUMC (reserve) representative to the TNUMC
- 2007-Present, Andrew Ministry, TeamLeader
- 2013-Present, Sunday School CircuitRider
- 2016-Present, BUMC 56 Bible study volunteer and confirmationmentor
- 2010-2011, Selected member of BUMC’s first SLI “leadteam.”
1.) Why did you decide to run for this office?
As a candidate for the WCS school board, I bring years of finance, strategic planning and budget management experience. Given the growth within the county and our district, these are qualities necessary for this role. Additionally, my family has lived in one neighborhood and experienced three different zoning patterns during
that time. I’ll make sure that zoning patterns are sensible and include neighborhood input when they arise. I aim to provide a strong continuity of leadership and common sense to this board position.
2.) What do you believe are the top three issues that need to be addressed in Williamson County Schools? What solutions do you offer?
Managing growth and school capacity – community leaders, business leaders, and all levels of government need to work together for strategic solutions. I’ll champion the efforts to bring people together for fair and sensible solutions. Admittedly, I can’t solve this problem individually. Collectively, I’m optimistic we can.
School funding – everyone wants to see that our schools are properly funded. But the process for doing so has been stressful in recent years. I’ll work hard to strike a cohesive relationship with our county commission and support a transparent process. We need to explore multiple, additional income streams while administering sound expense management principles.
Zoning – all of these issues and solutions work in conjunction together. Due to our growth trends we’ve experienced some abnormal zoning patterns as tough decisions have been made surrounding growth and development. I have several years of lending experience working with builders and developers. I’ll invite builders and developers to the table, so we can get proactive with our planning and student enrollment forecasting.
3.) Why are you the best candidate to serve on the Williamson County Board of Education?
I have three children that are in the school system, and my youngest is in second grade. I am fully vested in the success of our board and school district. I’ll commit to you that your student receives the very best; as that is what I want for my kids as well. I will bring a diverse experience of business leadership, financial planning, relationship building, community engagement and strategic thinking.