Audrey Gelman is a communications strategist who has worked extensively in the political, non-profit and corporate sectors. She serves as a Vice President at the strategic communications firm SKDKnickerbocker and leads the firm’s Millennial Strategy Division where she advises clients on communicating with and marketing to the country’s largest and most diverse age group.
She previously worked as Deputy Director of Communications to Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, most recently serving as spokesperson in Stringer’s come-from-behind victory in the race for New York City Comptroller. The New York Times called Audrey Stringer’s “avenging angel.” The Stringer Campaign was named the Best Campaign Comeback of 2013 by Campaigns & Elections magazine. She started her career on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign for president, assisting with rapid response and communications efforts.
Throughout her career, Audrey has specialized in the intersection of politics, issue advocacy and pop culture, using a keen, multi-dimensional understanding of the cultural zeitgeist to influence the conversation. In 2012, Audrey re-launched Downtown for Democracy PAC, a political action committee formed to engage the creative community in electoral politics, dubbed the “Hipster PAC” by New York Magazine. In 2014, Audrey was named national spokesperson for Rock The Vote, helping to revitalize the youth vote organization, and a contributing editor at Marie Claire magazine, serving as an advisor to the magazine’s Editor in Chief.
Audrey has been highlighted as an up-and-coming communications professional by industry leaders; she was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 in Law and Politics, one of ’50 Politicos to Watch‘ by POLITICO Magazine, one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by The NY Daily News, and one of Buzzfeed’s 21 Amazing Role Models for Twentysomethings.