Alison Goldstein Lebovitz is a speaker, author, television host, and nonprofit executive who believes each of us has the power and responsibility to make this world a better place. In 2007, that conviction prompted her to become co-founder and president of One Clip at a Time, a nonprofit inspired by The Paper Clips Project (and subsequent documentary) started in Whitwell, Tennessee, that promotes student activism and supports service learning in classrooms across North America. She is the host of The A List with Alison Lebovitz, a weekly television show for PBS. Over the past eight seasons she has interviewed an array of prominent personalities, such as Charlie Rose, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, Dr. Mae Jemison, Alton Brown, Gwen Ifill, Naomi Judd, Matisyahu, Crispin Glover, Coach Pat Summitt, Ben Vereen, Jane Pauley and many others. Alison also combines her penchant for humor with her passion for storytelling to deliver motivational talks across North America, and has been honored to serve as a TedX speaker, coach and emcee.
Driven by her community spirit, faith and insomnia, Alison serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Jewish Federations of North America and Greater Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation, Read20, Tennessee Aquarium, United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Jordan Thomas Foundation and UnifiEd. In 2015, she was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to serve on the Tennessee Holocaust Commission.
Alison graduated with honors from Brandeis University and holds a master’s degree in radio/television/film from Northwestern University. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she continues to root for the Crimson Tide while calling Chattanooga, Tennessee, her home for the past twenty years. www.alisonlebovitz.com