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Adrienne Becker

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Adrienne Becker is CEO and Co-Founder of Level Forward, an ecosystem of storytellers, business people and social change organizers focused on expanding the opportunity and influence of creative excellence in pursuit of economic transformation.


In their first three years, the company Adrienne founded along with partners including Abigail E. Disney, was nominated for eleven Tony Awards (What The Constitution Means To MeOklahoma!), produced the feature film The Assistant, the Broadway play Slave Play, the short film series Shatterbox, and has invested more than $20mm to produce a diverse portfolio of feature film, television, live and digital entertainment and technology - all focused on elevating new voices.


Adrienne was previously an entrepreneur-in-residence at Creative Artists Agency, CEO of DailyCandy, Inc., and SVP at both The Nielsen Company and InterActive Corp. Her big break, however, took place on an airport tarmac in Philadelphia, as a “rope line holder” for then Governor Bill Clinton, and led to positions as a campaign Press Secretary and a Special Assistant to Labor Secretary Robert Reich.


Ms. Becker has an M.A. from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. with Pi Sigma Alpha honors for political science from Washington University in St. Louis. She’s a Board Member of Story Pirates, The Labz, and Killer Content, where she was a Co-Founder and CEO.


You can read a recent interview with Adrienne here, published by the Criterion Institute.