Supervisor Andrea Olivia Bailey is a native of St. Louis, Missouri living in Dumfries, Va. She is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Earl Pullman. She is a Christian woman who has been a military spouse for 23 years, a Christian leader and teacher for over 20 years, a corporate citizen for 20 years, a business owner for over10 years, a civic leader for over 40 years, and is now a caregiver for her mother since 2012.
Understanding the value and power of education, Supervisor Bailey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Studies from Webster University and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management and Development from National-Louis University. She is also a 20-year veteran of the corporate private sector with business acumen in business development, operational management, customer service, and human resource management.
As a seasoned corporate citizen in product sales beginning with the Xerox Corporation, she was responsible for a multi-state area in the Midwest that included, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma where she developed a dynamic sales and marketing strategy to increase divisional sales in mid-range copy and reprographic equipment by 80 percent. She then transferred to the Southeast Region to develop its new outsourcing printing and copying offerings headquartered in Tampa, Florida. She was part of a team that developed the Xerox offerings in printing and grew business to over $4 million in sales in the first year. She was named Sales Person of the Month four consecutive times, as well as Sales Person for the Quarter during her tenure in Tampa.
Having an innate understanding and astute customer service skillsets, Supervisor Bailey enhanced her professional career portfolio when she moved from business development and marketing to operational management in the outsourcing area. She managed six key legal accounts in the Washington, D.C. area simultaneously. In that career path, she was able to improve productivity, efficiency, and bottom line profits over a three-year period by 96 percent for the company.
After completing graduate studies and earning a Master of Science degree in Human Resources, Supervisor Bailey transitioned her career path to corporate human resource management. She served as a Mid-Atlantic regional human resource executive with Xerox for over a three year period. During this period, she managed a team of six generalists who revised and executed process improvement policies in the recruiting process resulting in a higher quality of personnel management and impacting an increase in higher customer satisfaction by 30 percent. Her core peer team were executive level leaders within the Mid-Atlantic Region who conducted business development and human capital services for corporations such as EDS Corp. (now HP Corp.), the Federal Government, CSC, and small business owners. After a rewarding career with Xerox, Supervisor Bailey brought her diverse skills to Electronic Data Systems (EDS), now HP, where she was responsible for managing and resolving issues in recruiting, human resources, and employee relations in an organization of over 5000 employees in Herndon, Virginia.
In 2003, Supervisor Bailey decided to create her own small business in event planning. She is currently the owner of “Affairs Remembered, LLC.” A progressive and customer savvy event planning company that provides enchantment, style, and service for a diverse clientele in the areas of corporate workshops, women and men retreats, corporate parties, weekend escapes and Christian seminars. Over a 10-year period, the company has maintained a consistent increase in profits from within a 30 percent revenue base.
Supervisor Bailey's dedication has not been limited to corporate America; she was raised to have a sense of purpose for community, the church, and the government. She has actively supported the homeless shelter, So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E.), spanning over five years. Her commitment to the shelter for battered women, ACTS, has extended over a 10-year period. Her determination to expand and grow the exposure of women is evident in her appointments as a national board member with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. and as a chartered member for the Prince William County chapter in 2012. She is a national member of the National Association of Professional Women, of which she was given the Who’s Who award of Professional Women in the spring of 2015. As a social justice advocate, she is an Executive Committee member for the Prince William County NAACP, where she serves the community aside her husband who is the President. In her efforts to promote the development and exposure of minority women in leadership, she has been a Silver Star member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for over 40 years and is a charter member for the Jacksonville, North Carolina Chapter. Supervisor Bailey’s area of expertise with non-profit organizations is in fundraising, program design and membership recruitment.
In 2019, she ran for local office in Prince William County pursuing the office of Board of County Supervisors for the Potomac Magisterial District in Prince William County and won by 64 percent. To promote voter education and engagement, she was employed as the Community Engagement Director for New Virginia Majority, a non-partisan, 501c3 organization partnering with community organizations for voter registration. To maintain her advocacy roll and community leadership in her community, she now acts as a support and collaborator for constituents and campaigns. She was appointed to the Virginia Governor’s Transition Team in 2018. She was appointed to the Board of Psychology by the Governor in 2018 and currently serves on the Prince William County Boys and Girls Club and Project-Mend-A-House. Previously, she was appointed to the PWC Wetlands Commissions (2016) and the School Safety Advisory Board (2016-2018).
Supervisor Bailey has been married to her best friend and high school sweetheart, Rev. Cozy Eugene Bailey, current President of the Prince William County NAACP, for 40 years. He is a 23-year retired Marine Corps officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. They are both members of First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries, where they are active in leadership roles on the ministerial staff and church’s deaconess ministry. They have one son, Cozy, Jr., also a Naval Academy officer and a graduate of University of Virginia. Andrea is also the caregiver for her mom, Essie Pullman.
Learn more at https://www.supervisorandreabailey.com/.