Andréa Comer serves on Teach For America's council of regional board chairs for the Connecticut region.

Andréa Comer

Job Title
Vice President, Workforce Strategies
The Connecticut Business & Industry Alliance

Andréa Comer leads CBIA’s efforts to improve education and workforce development opportunities, partnering with educational institutions, government entities, and sector-related business groups to ensure that Connecticut has a competitive, highly skilled workforce. Under her leadership, the partnership was awarded the 2017 STEM Organizational Leadership Award by the Connecticut Science Center.
A former member of the Hartford Board of Education and State Board of Education, Comer has spent more than two decades working to improve outcomes in underserved communities. Prior to joining CBIA, she served as chief development officer for an education management organization, where she oversaw communications, strategic planning, and fundraising. Comer has also worked in various municipal government roles, serving as a consultant for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and as a senior philanthropic officer for the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
Comer currently serves on the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s STEM Advisory Board, the Hartford Public Library Board, and chairs the Teach for America Connecticut Board.
For her community service, Comer was named to the inaugural class of the New England 100 Women of Color, and has been recognized by the Connecticut Commission on Children, the YMCA, Hartford Enterprise Zone Business Association, the Urban League and the Connecticut NAACP, which named her one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in the State.