As Associate Director, Global Communications at 100 Resilient Cities, Andrew leads much of the organization’s media and strategic communications work. Prior to 100RC, Andrew worked as an Assistant Vice President in Widmeyer Communications’ PreK-12 education practice, leading work for numerous education and philanthropic clients, including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Nobel Laureate James Heckman, and the First Five Years Fund. Previously, Andrew was a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, he provided communications and consulting support to several U.S. Department of Defense clients. Andrew began his career in the political world, as a Senior Associate at Kennedy Communications, a DC-based boutique political communications firm, providing strategic communications guidance and qualitative political research. Brenner also spent time on the ground in the campaign world – for the New York State Democratic Party in 2006 and Obama for America in 2007-08
Brenner holds an MPA from Cornell University, where he was a Teacher’s Assistant to Prof. Theodore Lowi and Graduate Assistant at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. At Cornell, Brenner also spent time as a Summer Fellow with an NGO in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina helping to develop an international development education initiative. Brenner graduated cum laude from Le Moyne College with a B.A. in political science.
Throughout college and graduate school Brenner was active in journalism and writing – serving as an editor for three separate publications and contributing to numerous professional publications, including The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) and The News Media and the Law magazine.