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South Regional Council Representative Spotlight - Andrew Guerin

By Amira Ansari posted 7 days ago


 @Andrew Guerin
South Regional Council Representative, National Council of Chapters
USBG New Orleans Vice President & New Orleans Chapter Board Chair
18 years in the industry

What do you enjoy most about being a Regional Council Rep? Having the ability to address the concerns that the different chapters within the South Region to a centralized group is a great benefit to not just the Region but the USBG as a whole.

Where do you work and what do you do there?
Bourbon O Bar at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, Lead Bartender

What is the most rewarding part of your career?
Networking and the travel that this career has afforded me has lead to so many great memories.

What is your favorite bartending moment?
Mardi Gras 2019, because we didn't know just a year later things would begin to change so drastically.

What do you do to relax outside of work?
I try to spend as much time travelling and on the road experiencing new places as I can.

Tell us about your dream vacation:
Running through the Irish and Scottish breweries and distilleries is the trip I've yet to take.

Advice you could offer to others:
Always keep reading and learning. Spend more time listening to the thoughts and points of views of others.

Who do you look up to and why?
A broad category, so here's a few: my mom, well because she's my mom; @Akinde Olagundoye, @Christopher Mallon (Both Nashville) and @Meghan Wright ( WPB but soon to be NYC) as three of my best friends and industry professionals, they inspire me with their greatness, passion and fun-loving attitudes in all they do. I also have to add in @Jackie Summers as someone whose advocacy, intelligence, work ethic, and passion are truly awe inspiring and something worthy of aspiration.

Most interesting place traveled & why?
I would say London based on the rich history. The passion shown for the bar industry there was thoroughly impressive, as well.

What does the future hold for you?
I've been racking my brain with this very question. For me it a wait and see game with how how things shake out based on the current economic and health situations facing all of us. Once I have a better idea of where things are trending, I'll make some moves.

What is your least-favorite word?
"Inconvenient" because it tends to be used more to describe unwillingness, instead.

What is your favorite word? "Takeoff" since it usually means I'm on another trip.

What noise(s) or sound(s) do you love? Which ones do you hate?
I do love the sound of ice shaking in a cocktail shaker. The sound of a vacuum or blender drive me crazy.

Which profession (other than your own) would you like to attempt?
I studied Forensic Anthropology so that is certainly on the list. I also heavily considered law school as well.

Which profession would you NEVER attempt?
Basically anything involving advanced math is definitely not for me.