Person

Andrea Batista Schlesinger

Occupation:

Partner at HR&A Advisors

Former Executive Director of the Drum Major Institute

Andrea Batista Schlesinger is a liberal activist, consultant, and advocacy nonprofit executive, and has been a partner at left-leaning urban policy consultancy HR&A Advisors since 2017. [1] She was formerly executive director of the Drum Major Institute. [2]

Career

Schlesinger is the former U.S. Programs deputy director for George Soros’s global philanthropy, the Open Society Foundations. [3]

Schlesinger served as the Special Advisor to former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, where she lead the Young Men’s Initiative, which influenced former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. [4]

Schlesinger sits on the board of The Nation, and was formerly on the board of the New York Women’s Foundation. [5]

Schlesinger has been published in The Nation, the Huffington Post,[6] and Alternet.org, among others. [7]

Schlesinger is a former director for the Pew Charitable Trusts’ national campaign to discuss the future of Social Security with college students. [8]

Schlesinger formerly served as the public relations director of Teach For America. [9]

References

  1. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” HR&A Advisors, 2020. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.hraadvisors.com/team/andrea-batista-schlesinger/. ^
  2. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” HuffPost, 2020. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.huffpost.com/author/andrea-batista-schlesinger. ^
  3. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” HR&A Advisors, 2020. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.hraadvisors.com/team/andrea-batista-schlesinger/. ^
  4. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” HR&A Advisors, 2020. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.hraadvisors.com/team/andrea-batista-schlesinger/. ^
  5. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” HR&A Advisors, 2020. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.hraadvisors.com/team/andrea-batista-schlesinger/. ^
  6. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.bkconnection.com/experts/andrea-batista-schlesinger. ^
  7. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” HuffPost, 2020. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.huffpost.com/author/andrea-batista-schlesinger. ^
  8. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” HuffPost, 2020. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.huffpost.com/author/andrea-batista-schlesinger. ^
  9. “Andrea Batista Schlesinger.” HuffPost, 2020. Accessed February 23, 2020. https://www.huffpost.com/author/andrea-batista-schlesinger. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Campaign for America’s Future (Non-profit)
    Former Board Member
  2. Democracy Alliance Conferences (Other Group)
    Participant, Spring 2014
  3. Drum Major Institute (Non-profit)
    Former Executive Director
  4. HR&A Advisors (For-profit)
    Partner
  5. The Nation (For-profit)
    Editorial Board Member
  6. New York Women’s Foundation (Non-profit)
    Former Board Member
  7. North Star Fund (Non-profit)
    Former Board Member
  8. Open Society Foundations (OSF) (Non-profit)
    Former U.S. Program Deputy Director
  9. Pew Charitable Trusts (Non-profit)
    Former Campaign Director
  10. Teach for America (Non-profit)
    Former Public Relations Director
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