Our Storytellers: Andrew Magee

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We’re proud of our unique company culture that spans across offices, divisions and geographies. It’s one of the reasons SAS was recently named among the top workplaces in the world by Fortune’s Great Place to Work!

If you’re curious about what it is that makes SAS such a great place to work, one answer always rises to the top – our people. The people who work here are some of the best and brightest – not to mention the most passionate, accountable, authentic and curious people you’ll ever meet!

Our people are the ones writing SAS’ story, and we want you to meet “Our Storytellers.”

Today, meet Andrew Magee! He’s a gaming enthusiast, a brew master, and he’s dedicated to connecting our U.S. state and local government customers with game-changing solutions. As a Triangle area native, he’s always had SAS on his radar, and became part of the team right out of college.

What do you do at SAS?

Andrew and his wife Ashley

Andrew and his wife Ashley enjoying a fun vacation!

I work in Inside Sales, on the Government team. We work with our account executives in the field to support U.S. state and local governments.

My favorite part of the job is getting to work with and learn from so many people who are, by all objective measures, at the forefront of their fields. We have an unbelievable number of incredibly talented and passionate people here at SAS.

Check out how San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (a local government customer) is using SAS to understand – and serve – patients better.

How have you seen your curiosity matter at SAS?

When I was just starting my career at SAS as a business development representative, I had a lot of questions about the product I’d been assigned. My curiosity led me to seek out a much more technical understanding of the product, and the systems engineers who were training really encouraged the interest. I ended up building a solid knowledge base that has allowed me to represent SAS unsupported at conferences.

I love that SAS encourages people who take initiative to grow beyond their defined role, and rewards that with additional opportunities to grow!

What’s your favorite part about your job?

Our products and solutions help organizations around the world do amazing things, but I think the work we’re doing in the education space is especially valuable. Knowing that our analytics are helping students improve their outcomes around the country is a great feeling.

Andrew Magee in fencing attire.

Andrew enjoys longsword fencing, cooking and inspiring the next generation of gamers.

Outside the office, where can people usually find you?

Fencing (primarily two-handed longsword), brewing beer, painting, writing, cooking or traveling! I also enjoy a good game of Dungeons and Dragons.

Once a month, several of my friends and I volunteer at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro, North Carolina to run a D&D campaign for middle and high school kids. It’s rewarding to see how excited they are to play tabletop games with their friends. We’re definitely helping to bring up the next generation of gamers

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Want to get to know more of our people? Hear more from Our Storytellers.

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Alyssa Grube

Associate Communications Specialist

Alyssa Grube is an Associate Communications Specialist focused on employee programs, culture, and employer branding. She’s passionate about the intersection of people + brand, and loves sharing the SAS story with the world. Seriously, ask her about why she loves SAS – just grab a coffee first.

5 Comments

  1. Great story Andrew. Enjoyed learning more about your SAS journey...and how you combine your love of gaming (knew that from Michael B. :-)) into volunteering - very cool!

  2. I really enjoyed reading this article on Andrew. He is definitely a unique individual who brings a lot of passion and innovation to Inside Sales. 940 is lucky to have you as a part of our team Andrew.

  3. This one struck a chord with me. When I was in Jr. High School (old enough to have missed the "Middle School" shift), I was in a small town in Tennessee. Exposure to D&D back then (1979-1982) gave me an outlet away from the popular activities of my peers - mainly involving drugs and alcohol. I took a ton of ridiculing from some of my "friends" back then, but I found my tribe and we thrived.

    So, kudos to you for taking a mind-expanding game like D&D to a smaller NC town. Hopefully, at least one person will see there are alternatives to peer pressure and make better decisions as a result.

  4. I had the pleasure of getting to know Andrew from the Inside Out program. I am still in awe of your intimate understanding of the SAS EVAAS program and your ability to articulate the use case. I learned so much through your enthusiasm and knowledge of this program! Keep up the good work.

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