Andrew Brooke obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto in 1988. He worked several years in the printing industry as a production coordinator, managing the various stages of print and graphic arts production.
Andrew began his IT career in 1991, managing databases, processing financial information, and offering general computer support at a non-profit organization.
In 1996, Andrew became a technical support analyst at Symantec where he provided phone and newsgroup support for WinFax. He contributed extensively to the library of support solution documents and managed an online support tool.
In 1998, Andrew began working as a technical writer at i2 Technologies, a transportation management software company. In 2003, he moved to InSystems, which was later acquired by Oracle. For nearly a decade, he managed complex software documentation projects for the insurance industry and was involved in product testing.
From 2011 to 2013, he served as President of the Toronto Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC Toronto). Previously, he held various board positions including the Job Bank Manager and Membership Manager. From 2014 to 2017, he was the chapter’s Treasurer, managing the chapter’s finances.
In 2019, he joined Toronto UJA Federation as an Administrative Assistant in the Capital Development team. In this dynamic role, he performs a wide variety of administrative, financial, database management, donor stewardship and documentation tasks.
Andrew currently lives in Thornhill, Ontario. His interests include technology, science, philosophy, financial management, and writing articles on these topics.
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