Andrew “Monkey” Mersmann is the author of Frommer’s 500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference,a global guide to volunteer vacations (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He serves as Executive Vice President for evoxTelevision, a new media broadcast company, and spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be a part of AARBF.
Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television as a guest on Travels With Val. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference 2013. Andrew blogs about service travel and volunteering at www.changebydoing.com.