arc | andrea retzky communications, founded in 2007, provides communications strategy, execution and speechwriting services to mission-driven organizations and thought leaders. We work with these organizations to establish compelling communications strategies, elicit these story “arcs” and effectively share them via media relations, thought leadership campaigns, social media platforms, speeches and executive communications, and direct engagement. With a sharp and insightful communications strategy, clarity of messaging, a well-crafted narrative, and a deep understanding of trends and context, mission-driven organizations and thought leaders across sectors can articulate the ideas and stories that enable them to achieve their goals, participate in larger dialogues, and create true impact.
Andrea Retzky is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience leading public relations strategies across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Drawing upon experience in many issue areas and industries, from corporate communications and corporate philanthropy to education and women’s health, her expertise lies in her ability to craft comprehensive communications strategies that put organizations and thought leaders on the map, delivering compelling stories to key audiences.
Before launching arc, Andrea served as director of corporate partnerships and marketing for the nonprofit arm of New York City’s public schools, the Fund for Public Schools. Previously, she worked for nearly a decade at public relations agencies, including integrated marketing firm SS+K, and one of the world’s leading public relations firms, Weber Shandwick. Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Andrea worked in Washington, D.C. as a press secretary for U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II and U.S. Senator John F. Kerry. A native New Yorker, Andrea graduated with honors from Cornell University.