Andy Wells joined the N.C. Board of Transportation in August 2020 and serves as an at-large member.
Wells is owner of Prism Development in Hickory. He served as a member of the N.C. Senate for the 42nd District (Catawba and Alexander) from 2015-2020 and in the N.C. House for the 96th District (northwestern Catawba County) from 2013-2014. He has served as chairman of the North Carolina Federation of Young Republicans and chairman of the 10th District Republican party.
He was president of the Piedmont Council Boy Scouts of America in 2012-14, was chairman of the YMCA, and served on the board of directors of the John Locke Foundation. He is a member the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.
A native of Virginia who has lived in Hickory since 1969, Wells has two engineering degrees from N.C. State University. He is an active member of First Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Suzanne Deal Wells, have three sons.