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Poole Alumnus Robert ‘Chip’ Andrews Discusses Entrepreneurial Success, Leadership

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The question that always hangs in the minds of business students and young entrepreneurs is: How can I be successful? 

NC State alumnus Robert “Chip” Andrews (Economics ‘66), former chairman and CEO of FMI Corporation, sat down with us to talk about just that, as well as his path into the business world and how to be an effective leader.

“If [students] are trying to be successful over the long term, they’ve got to really learn that leadership is about helping other people,” Andrews said. “The life lesson is leadership is about helping other people win.”

Andrews is currently a managing partner of Andrews Ventures LLC and member of the NC State University Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Lyn, established the NC State Andrews Launch Accelerator in 2016.