Andrew Neter of John’s Crazy Socks Named a Long Island Young Professional 30 under 30

Andrew Neter of John’s Crazy Socks has been named a Long Island Young Professional 30 Under 30 Award winner for 2023 Selected by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce, this Award celebrates 30 individuals who are making an impact in their careers and community. 

Long Island Young Professonal 30 Under 30 2023

Mr. Neter – also known as the Lord of the Socks – leads the Warehouse and Fulfillment Operations at John’s Crazy Socks. In that role, Mr. Neter directs the Sock Wranglers and Happiness Packers who fulfill the orders at John’s Crazy Socks. The vast majority of these workers have differing abilities. 

“I am honored to receive this award,” said Andrew Neter. “It is rewarding to be recognized for the work I do, but I share the award with my colleagues who make me look good.” 

John Cronin, the co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks and a past winner of the 30 Under 30 Award, said, “I am so happy for Andrew. He is so deserving of this Award.” 

The honorees will be recognized at a dinner on May 2, 2023. 

Young Professionals 30 Under 30

Long Island Young Professional 30 Under 30 Award 

Starting in 2009, the mission of the Young Professional Award is to cultivate an enriching environment for the leaders of tomorrow. This year, the class of 2023 will participate in various workshops and networking opportunities where they will gain valuable tools to continue to grow within their community and profession. 

Andrew Neter at John’s Crazy Socks 

Andrew grew up in Huntington, graduated from Huntington High School and graduated from Saint Leo’s University. Returning to his hometown, he stands out as a shining example of productivity and leadership who has already left his mark on the Town and we will see even more from him in the future. 

Andrrew fishing

Mr. Neter joined John’s Crazy Socks in the summer of 2020 and leads a nationally recognized fulfillment service. Mr. Neter helped lead the relocation to the new warehouse for the company and shepherds the monthly reporting package.   

Here is Andrew Neter with his colleagues John Cronin and Andrew Oh.

Andrew Neter with John Cronin and Andrew Oh

Mr. Neter stands out for his empathy, creativity and leadership with our colleagues who have differing abilities. He leads a workforce primarily consisting of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mr. Neter blends patience and understanding with a steadfast belief that they can perform and thus helps them achieve productivity that rivals the best pick and pack warehouses. He treats them with the dignity they deserve. Our colleagues respect and appreciate Andrew’s leadership. He has made a difference in their lives. 

Outside of work, Mr. Neter has supported the Special Olympics. He is an avid tennis player and likes to travel. Fish tremble when Andrew approaches and he is well known for his dance moves. 

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $550,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™. 

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