Sean Luechtefeld serves as ANCOR’s Vice President for Membership & Communications. Since joining the ANCOR team in 2018, Sean has led communications for ANCOR and the ANCOR Foundation, collaborating across the organization to strengthen the services provided to the association’s members. In 2023, Sean added membership to his portfolio, overseeing member outreach, operations and engagement for ANCOR’s growing community of providers and associations.
Prior to joining ANCOR, Sean served as Associate Communications Director for Prosperity Now (formerly CFED), a nonprofit committed to ensuring everyone can achieve financial stability, wealth and prosperity. In that role, he oversaw the organization’s digital media strategy; worked with the programs, policy and research teams to develop strategic communications plans; and led marketing efforts for Prosperity Now’s events, including its signature Prosperity Summit. Most recently, he led a complete overhaul of brand messaging concurrent with the launch of the Prosperity Now brand.
In addition to his work at ANCOR, Sean is an adjunct professor in the Master’s program in Communication at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier in his career, Sean held a variety of academic and professional positions across the communications field, including coaching a nationally competitive intercollegiate debate team, teaching undergraduate political communication and argumentation courses, managing events and online communications for a disability consulting firm in Florida, and contributing to the opening of a startup community history museum in North Carolina.
Sean earned his Ph.D. in Communication with a focus in rhetoric and political culture from the University of Maryland in 2016. He holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a B.S. in Political Science, both from the Florida State University, and an M.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University.