Andrea Hagelgans, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs for Edelman's New York Office: Andrea Hagelgans is the executive vice president for Public Affairs in Edelman's New York office. Hagelgans served as the highest-ranking communications professional and one of the highest-ranking women in Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration. As senior advisor for strategic planning, Hagelgans reported directly to the Mayor and oversaw all communications for the office. Hagelgans has also worked as a communications consultant and as a senior strategist for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates, where she helped lead the successful efforts against attempts to defund the health care organization. She holds a master's degree in political science from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.