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Rebecca Lowell Edwards

Former Chief Communications Officer



Rebecca Lowell Edwards was the Chief Communications Officer. In this role, she fostered awareness and understanding of the ACLU mission to realize the promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees. This included overseeing the media relations, branding, and engagement strategy functions.

Previously, she served as senior VP, global communications at Schneider Electric. Before that Becky was director of strategic communications and public affairs at the International Olympic Committee, chief communications officer for GE Oil & Gas and GE Sub-Saharan Africa, and worked as a communications consultant with Ruder Finn and Douglas Gould & Co. She began her career as a journalist, having worked as a copy editor at Dow Jones Newswires and as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

Her nonprofit roles include work for the Wallace Foundation, an educational foundation​, ​and consulting work for the Ford Foundation. Currently, she serves as a board member for the Africa America Institute, the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia University and the Page Society. Becky received an undergraduate degree in humanities from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an MBA in media management from Fordham University.

She is married to John​, ​a journalist, and they have two children​,​ Rita and Jake.