Andrea HagelgansAndrea Hagelgans

Edelman has recruited Andrea Hagelgans, senior advisor to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as executive VP for Public Affairs.

She joined Team deBlasio in 2014 and has worked on issues such as police/community relations, launch of free Pre-K for All, paid parental leave for NYC employees, Port Authority/Chelsea bombings, Vision Zero traffic calming program and positioning the Mayor as a leading counterpart to Donald Trump.

Prior to deBlasio, Hagelgans was VP/strategic communications & media relations at Camino PR, senior associate at Spitfire Strategies and senior press officer/corporate & health communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.