Lesley Alpert-Schuldenfrei is thrilled to join Park Avenue Synagogue as Director of Communications. She is a marketing and communications professional with more than 25 years of experience creating strong brands, building audiences and constituents, and establishing communications strategies in a variety of nonprofit organizations. Lesley has worked in a wide range of industries from Broadway and the circus arts to live music and visual arts.
Most recently, Lesley was the Director of Marketing at the Park Avenue Armory, and prior to that, she was the General Manager for Marketing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lesley has also worked in the marketing departments for several high-profile cultural institutions, including the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center Theatre, Museum of the City of New York, and the Big Apple Circus
In her time on Broadway, Lesley launched the promotional marketing campaigns for Tony Award-winning shows Wicked and Caroline, or Change. She has guest-lectured at NYU and shared her marketing expertise on various panels throughout the Greater New York area. She is on the Board of the Edgemont School Foundation and holds a B.A. from Emory University and an M.A. in Arts Administration from NYU. She lives in Westchester County with her husband and two teenage daughters.