Ms. Lesser is President of the WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s Network of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and has been a caregiver to her mother who has Alzheimer’s Disease.
Until 2002, Ms. Lesser served as Senior Vice President, Domestic Public Policy for AOL Time Warner, Inc., where she led the company’s domestic public policy, regulatory and industry relations activities. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Lesser was Senior Policy Advisor for Time Warner, Inc, advising the policy and political teams at Time Warner on issues ranging from technology and intellectual property to taxation and telecommunications, as well as other issues affecting the media industry. She joined America Online in September 1996 and managed domestic policy for AOL until its merger with Time Warner.
Prior to joining AOL, Jill was Deputy Director of Public Policy and Director of the Civic Media Project at People for the American Way, where she directed the organization’s public policy initiatives relating to new technologies and the First Amendment. She was the organization’s chief spokesperson on telecommunications policy issues, appearing regularly on national television and radio programs.
Jill also serves on the Boards of Trustees of The Georgetown Day School and the Center for Democracy & Technology.