Commissioner, ANC 3F04
Leah Frelinghuysen is a public relations professional with a diverse background in representing entrepreneurs, political candidates, major broadcast networks, think tanks, thought leaders, startup companies and nonprofits.
Earlier in her career, Leah worked as a state and regional communications director for two presidential campaigns, oversaw media relations for two broadcast news companies and served as a political appointee in public affairs at the Department of Homeland Security.
She credits her career to the team-building, driven, common-sense approach to solutions she learned while working on Michael Bloomberg’s first mayoral campaign and later in his administration at City Hall. During Mayor Bloomberg’s first term in office, Leah served as a legislative representative in the Washington office for the City of New York, as a Community Outreach Director in the Community Assistance Unit and Deputy Chief of Staff at the NYC Department of Employment. She started her career in public affairs at VH1, the cable music channel, as the campaign coordinator for the VH1 Save The Music campaign, a pro-social initiative restoring music education programs in public schools across the country.
Leah is a former concert pianist, having graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance. Leah also has a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Public Policy and Administration.
As a long-time DC resident, Leah has been engaged in various activities related to community improvement and supporting children and families. From 2013-2016, Leah served on the Community Development Committee of ANC 2F.
From 2013-2017, she served on the Advisory Board of THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center), a combined cultural and social services nonprofit in DC serving the children living east of the Anacostia River – in DC’s Wards 7 & 8.