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Alexander Paterson

Alexander Paterson, Special Assistant to the President, The HistoryMakers

Special Assistant to the President

Chicago, IL

Alexander Paterson joined The HistoryMakers in 2023. As the Special Assistant to the President, he assists virtually all aspects of the organization. A native of Harlem, New York, Mr. Paterson studied Film & Media Arts at The University of Tampa and began his career as a production assistant with Movement Strategy and Digital Media Rights. A video editor, he has held various consulting roles in the creative agency arena. Outside of production, Paterson possesses a strong background in administration and hospitality. He served as an executive assistant for the Touro College of Pharmacy and was once part of a team that retained 2 Michelin Stars at The Modern and a Forbes 5 Diamond Award at The Umstead. Prior to joining The HistoryMakers, Paterson was a Web & Content Manager for The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.