Jill Lesser is the Vice President of Integrated Communications and Brand Management for National Geographic Partners. She oversees all of the company’s communications, brand, synergy, and integrated planning work.
Jill joined National Geographic after serving as Managing Director at the Glover Park Group (GPG) during a second stint with the firm, with an expertise in strategic communications, public affairs and government relations. Previously, Jill was Founding President of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a Network of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. In that role she created first advocacy organization with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease’s impact on women and led a campaign to find, fund and implement a cure for the disease.
Jill was the Executive Director of the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), a joint collaboration between the music and movie industries and large Internet provider to implement the Copyright Alert System and educate the public about digital copyright. From 2006 to 2014, Jill was with GPG, serving as a Managing Director.
Previously, Jill worked at AOL Time Warner, most recently as Senior Policy Advisor from 2002 to 2005, advising the policy and political teams on issues ranging from technology and intellectual property to taxation and telecommunications, as well as various other issues affecting the media industry. Until 2002, Jill served as Senior Vice President, Domestic Public Policy, where she led the company’s domestic public policy, regulatory and industry relations activities, and the Washington, D.C. office and managed a team of ten professionals and their support staff. She joined America Online in September 1996 and led domestic policy for AOL until its merger with Time Warner.
Jill also serves on the Boards of Trustees of Levine Music School and UsAgainstAlzheimers and is a co-founder of the Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health.