PRESIDENT - Place 4
Andy Pickens is President of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a native of Charleston, West Virginia, where he graduated from George Washington High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Charleston in 1980. In 1995, Pickens received his Master of Arts in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He is a former police officer, graduating from the West Virginia State Police Academy and having served with the Charleston Police Department. He and his wife, Cindy, a Reading Intervention Specialist at Hughes Middle School, have lived in Burleson since 1995, and have one child enrolled in the district. In his spare time, he enjoys flying, golf, coaching youth baseball and basketball, West Virginia University Mountaineer football and basketball, and spending time with his family and friends. Pickens has been serving as a board member since 2011.