is a Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker’s strategic communications and public relations practice in New York City. She previously worked as Deputy Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer.
Gelman most recently served as spokesperson in Stringer’s come-from-behind victory against former Governor Eliot Spitzer in the fiercely competitive race for Comptroller. At SKDKnickerbocker, Audrey Gelman works with brands, start-ups, non-profits and political clients, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), HBO, Patagonia, Milk Studios, The New Museum, and Random House.
In 2012, Audrey helped to re-launch Downtown for Democracy PAC, a political action committee originally formed in 2004 to engage the creative community in electoral politics. At Gelman’s direction, D4D2012 partnered with CREDOAction to raise funds and galvanize supporters against ten vulnerable Tea Party incumbents in states across thecountry. Throughout the summer of 2012, D4D - dubbed the "Hipster PAC" by New York Magazine - held a dozen events that engaged every corner of the City’s cultural landscape in political activism – fashion, film, food, art, tech, music, and design.
Audrey appeared as an actress in HBO'S GIRLS Seasons 1 and 2. She has been profiled by the New York Times as well as being named one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Law and Politics, and one of '50 Politicos to Watch' by POLITICO.
Audrey Gelman began her career as a press aide in the Communications Department of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign for president. A Native New Yorker, she attended Oberlin College and graduated from NYU with a Bachelors degree in political science. She is a contributing editor at Marie Claire.