Biography - Juda S. Engelmayer
Since 1991, my career has been in politics, policy, crisis mitigation, media relations, investor and public relations. I was the Chief Communications Officer for The American Jewish Congress, and also a Vice President at Rubenstein Associates, where I handled accounts spanning foreign governments, spiritual leaders, entertainers, non profits, healthcare and medical research clients.
I began my career as an aid to former New York State Assembly member Sheldon Silver, and as the assistant director of the New York Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League where I learned community relations, consensus building and strategic partnership development. In 1993 I was fortunate to have been appointed to the staff of H. Carl McCall, the then New York State Comptroller. I assisted him in advocacy, communications, and nonprofit prompt contracting matters, and was part of the campaign team that saw the first ever NY Statewide elected African American elected two times.
Periodically, I publish articles on media, Jewish issues, Israel, and public policy.
As for the articles I add or edit here on Wikipedia, I spent some time on the early American union movement, some of its founders and projects. When I hear of a fascinating person whom I believe has done some significantly noteworthy work, I edit or add them to Wikipedia too; lawyers, businessmen, and doctors are all included and have been part of my Wikipedia activities.
In my opinion, so much of the edits that I see on Wikipedia on personalities, politicians and events in time contain personal bias and ideology rather than true encyclopedic modifications. My goal is to make Wikipedia a place where ideas and facts can be written even when they don’t have a popular following. Hence, I am often bucking keyboards with other Wiki editors.