Andres D. Martin
Andres “Dre” Martin, also known as “SEATS BY DRE” (seatsbydre.com) is a Afro-Latino (African-American/Puerto Rican) visionary, who is the Founder of A. Martin & Industries and “HBCU Night,” a multifaceted event geared towards creating awareness for HBCUs, networking opportunities and resources for prospective college students. Martin is also the Founder/Executive Director of HBCU Night, Inc. Inspired by speakers in a series of moderated panel discussions he coordinated throughout his work-experience at the NBA, Martin decided to start his own community-based entity geared towards speaking engagements, diversity & inclusion initiatives and youth empowerment strategies. With his undergraduate experience at Grambling State University, to his Executive MBA studies at Howard University, Martin has joined the movement of raising awareness for illustrious HBCUs, by creating the multifaceted event, “HBCU Night.” (hbcunight.org). He continues to live out his passion of providing networking opportunities for professionals in all industries, and more importantly, expanding globally to create opportunities for the youth to assimilate information. When Martin is not entertaining at the latest Live Nation/Ticketmaster concerts, you can catch him hosting Diversity & Inclusion events, conducting business at NBA Games, or promoting his “Let’s Talk Seats” mantra. Martin is a firm believer in his ideology, “Live with consistency & believe in your vision until your thoughts become your legacy.” In addition to his ambition to push seats for events, the core values that define his character are reliability, authenticity, efficiency, and integrity. Martin’s core characteristics, his deep love for music, volunteering efforts, and ability to create life-lasting memories for others collectively have earned him his stage name, “Seats by Dre” (Inspired by renowned mogul, Dr. Dre and the renowned, “Beats by Dre” headphones/speakers) from mentor Drew Green. Dre has collaborated with industry leaders such as Live Nation Entertainment/Ticketmaster, BET Networks, the NBA, REVOLT TV, Roc Nation, TV ONE, The Breakfast Club, Shawn Carter Foundation, NIKE, GOOGLE, Microsoft, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, National Urban League and more! Martin is passionate about creating with other producers, brands, companies, small businesses and non-profit organizations. His goal is to have the world talking SEATS! Dre has been featured in Black Enterprise, BET, Blavity, New York Amsterdam News, HBCU 101 & more! Please visit (seatsbydre.com) to learn more about Dre.