Andrea Hagelgans

Senior Vice President | Strategic Communications
New York

Andrea specializes in strategic and crisis communications and issue advocacy. She works with clients in corporate, government and nonprofit spaces.

Before Avoq, Andrea served as managing director of U.S. social issues engagement at Edelman, where she advised CEOs and the full C-Suite of Fortune 100 companies on navigating complex social and political issues. Prior to Edelman, Andrea was appointed communications director and then senior advisor for strategic planning by former Mayor Bill de Blasio from 2014-2018 — making her the highest-ranking communications official to the former mayor. She has worked in-house at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as well as a consultant to the national office and its affiliates.

Andrea is from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, but she and her husband have lived on the Upper West Side for more than 20 years. She is the mom to two boys and two dogs. She has run 13 marathons with a personal best of 3:21 and recently completed the Abbott World Marathon Majors’ six stars series. She is also a NASM certified personal trainer.

Notable Works

  • Harvard Business Review, How Boards Can Guide Company Strategy on Social Issues
  • Harvard Business Review, Roe v. Wade's Demise is a Turning Point for Corporate America
  • Fortune, Gen Z's voting habits are all the proof companies need to act on societal issues
  • Board Chair, Rewire News Group
  • Commissioner, NYC Commission on Gender Equity

Honors & Awards

  • PR Week industry awards for Crisis and Nonprofit Campaigns for media and communications campaign response in support of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its breast cancer screenings program