Ann Lewis

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Ann Lewis until we are able to commission a full entry.

President of and civil servant, Ann Lewis.

Ann Lewis served as White House director of communications under Bill Clinton before lending her talents to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s own historic bid for the presidency in 2008. Lewis had worked as head of the political division of the Democratic National Committee, vice president for public policy of Planned Parenthood, and deputy campaign manager for the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign before becoming director of communications and then counselor to President Bill Clinton. In 2000, she became senior advisor for Hillary Clinton’s senate campaign, later serving as director of communications for HILLPAC and Friends of Hillary in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She served as the head of Jewish outreach for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for president. A former member of the board of the Jewish Women’s Archive, she serves as a member of the advisory board for Emerge, a national organization that helps female democrats run for office. In 2002 she received an Emmy award nomination for the script of America: A Tribute to Heros.  She later served as president of, an issue-based organization that educated the public on issues championed by Hillary Clinton such as health care and women’s rights. 


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