Chief External Affairs Officer

Andrea Carter has nearly 20 years of experience as a communications professional with a track record as a leader and visionary. Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Communications for City Year, a national nonprofit dedicated to educational equity.  

Achievements held by teams Andrea’s led include developing communications strategies to meet business goals, delivering measurable fundraising communications outcomes, securing nearly $1 million in government funding, and storytelling that’s resulted in increased stakeholder engagement and a host of owned and earned media. As an accomplished storyteller, she’s driven by a desire to uncover topics in the hearts and minds of the audiences her work serves and a passion for coming up with unique ways to engage audiences. All things considered, Andrea attributes her career success to three factors: a leadership style centered on thoughtful relationships; communications strategies rooted in collaboration and innovation; and being a lifelong learner. 

She is a proud Philadelphia native/resident with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Millersville University and a Master of Arts in Communication from Villanova University. When she’s not obsessing over all things communications and storytelling, Andrea enjoys spending time with loved ones and friends, traveling, reading, and enjoying good food and music. 

Connect with Andrea: LinkedIn