Andrew Wright '98
M.A. ’98 (Humphrey School of Public Affairs)
Alumni Association Member
About Triple Crown BBQ Sauce
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Acme Organics is the maker of Triple Crown Organic BBQ Sauces, the highest-ranked organic BBQ sauces at the American Royal, the largest and most prestigious BBQ sauce contest in the USA. Our Classic, Black (fermented) Garlic and Hickory Bourbon (made with Journeyman Distillery Organic Bourbon Whiskey) are certified organic, gluten-free and vegan. Triple Crown sauces are currently exported to the UK, Germany, the UAE, Canada, Japan and South Korea.
Andy Wright grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then attended Colorado College, where he graduated with a B.A. in History/Political Science in 1988. His junior year was based in Vienna and included study tours to Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the USSR.
After college, Andy worked in Washington, DC in a variety of positions, including an internship at the McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, the Close Up Foundation, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Delphi International (a non-profit organization that arranged Fulbright tours of the USA for select international visitors). Before attending the Humphrey School, Andy worked for one year in the Mayor’s office in Hradec Kralove, the regional capital of East Bohemia in then Czechoslovakia teaching English and co-authoring an investment guide for the newly-freed region.
Andy earned an M.A. in Public Affairs at the Humphrey School in 1998. Andy developed an affinity for organic foods. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Wedge Co-op, where he co-founded the Wedge Share giving program with fellow Humphrey graduate and friend Marty Broan (‘94). Andy was also the founding president of the new Midtown Greenway Coalition.