Miami, FL- The Cuba Study Group announced today that Andrew Otazo has joined the organization as its Executive Director. As such, he will be responsible for building on the organization’s success in shaping the historic shift in U.S.-Cuba relations. He will lead the group’s efforts to lift the U.S. embargo and encourage a constructive role for Cuban-Americans that focuses on facilitating changes in Cuba and supporting the Cuban people.

“Andrew brings great enthusiasm, competence, and commitment to this role and the Board of Directors is excited to capitalize on it to continue to play a role in relations between our communities and our two countries,” said Carlos Saladrigas, Chairman of the Cuba Study Group.

“As Cuba undergoes an important process of change, and the United States and the Cuban-American community pursue a process of reconciliation, the work of the Cuba Study Group will be more important than ever. While much progress has been made since the Group’s founding, we must continue to play an important role in advocating the removal of all obstacles that hinder the full potential of the Cuban people,” added Saladrigas.

“We are confident that Andrew will help the Cuba Study Group achieve its goals and navigate effectively through continuing changes in Cuba and U.S. relations,” concluded Saladrigas.

Andrew Otazo holds a master’s degree in International Administration and bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Miami. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and completed coursework at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires. Most recently, he worked for QuickForce, a Harvard Innovation Lab start-up rationalizing the moving industry. Previously, he served as a research associate at the Harvard Business School and as assistant to President Felipe Calderon at the Harvard Kennedy School. Andrew is a graduate of Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School in Miami. 

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