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Head of School

Andrew Maness - Interim Head of School

In addition to his various and ongoing roles at The Independent School, Andrew Maness currently consults General Motors (GM) and its partner motorsports teams after GM acquired Pit Rho Corporation in 2022.

Andrew served as competition and technical director at Pit Rho and oversaw the operations of its real-time motorsports analytics software. Most recently, Pit Rho was used by the 2020 and 2021 NASCAR championship-winning drivers, teams, and manufacturers.

Andrew periodically shares his analytics, technical, and business experiences with academic audiences via guest lectures at Arizona State University, Columbia University, Kansas State University, and Wichita State University.

Prior to Pit Rho’s 2014 acquisition of Andrew’s motorsports analytics company NASCARnomics, he worked in financial and economic research at the Federal Reserve Bank. In 2012, Andrew earned his economics graduate degree from Wichita State University and is currently on the department's advisory board. He received his mathematics and statistics undergraduate degrees in 2010 from Kansas State University.

Andrew is currently based in Wichita, KS, after spending nine years in Charlotte, NC, and Scottsdale, AZ.

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