André Ledgister is a highly-skilled professional with more than 20 years of experience in marketing communications, storytelling, process management, and creative writing. He uses his broad knowledge and commitment to a better world to highlight the work of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City as their Director of Marketing and Communications.
Previously, André led communications for the Partnership for Southern Equity and advanced the visibility of the racial equity movement in metropolitan Atlanta and the American South. He has also worked with companies such as Kajima Building & Design Group, Fulton Industrial Boulevard Community Improvement District, the U.S. Small Business Administration, The Home Depot, Amtrak, Wachovia, the National Black Arts Festival, Glory Foods and Sara Lee just to name a few. He has managed multi-million-dollar projects and created high levels of engagement with such programs as the Faces of Opportunity program, the Vote for Equity 2021 campaign, the Hurricane Sandy Presidential Disaster Declaration in New York City, Amtrak’s MLK Memorial Dedication Trip with the Atlanta Public School System, Amtrak’s Pullman Porter Tributes, and The Home Depot Olympic Job Opportunities Program.
André holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Mercer University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Journalism from Georgia State University. André resides in New York City with his wife, Rev. Georgette Ledgister, Ph.D., an ethicist and diversity, equity, and belonging executive, and their children, Zuri and August, changemakers in their own rights.
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