Jill Lesser

  • President Women Against Alzheimer's

Jill Lesser currently serves President of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a Network of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. In that role she is leading a campaign to find, fund and implement a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, with a particular focus on the impact on women, as the disease affects almost three million women in the US today and another 10 million female caregivers. Jill also serves on the Boards of Trustees of UsAgainstAlzheimers, is a co-founder of the Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health, and is in her 10th year as a caregiver for her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Prior to this role, Jill was the Executive Director of the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), a non-profit organization established to implement the Copyright Alert System and educate the public about digital copyright. Ms Lesser currently advises CCI as a strategic policy consultant and has advised non-profit and corporate clients on media and communications policy issues, with a particular focus on consumer protection, child-safety, intellectual property rights and free expression for the last 20 years. From 2006 to 2014, Ms. Lesser worked in collaboration with The Glover Park Group, offering strategic communications and government relations advice to the firm’s many clients in her areas of expertise. She was a Managing Director at GPG from 2010-11.

Until 2002, Jill Lesser served as Senior Vice President, Domestic Public Policy for AOL Time Warner, Inc., where she lead 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. From 2002 to 2005, Jill was Senior Policy Advisor for Time Warner, Inc. During her three years in this role, Ms. Lesser advised the policy and political teams at Time Warner on issues ranging from technology and intellectual property to taxation and telecommunications, as well as various other issues affecting the media industry. She joined America Online in September 1996 and managing domestic policy for AOL until its merger with Time Warner.

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