Sarah Schlesinger


Founder, 1925-2010

Sarah B. Schlesinger founded Schlesinger in 1966 and steered the growth and the reputation of the company into the late 1980s when her son, Steve Schlesinger took over her responsibilities. Sarah was an early active member of the MRA, serving on the Board of Directors for the New York Chapter. Sarah’s unique approach to her clients and her passion for research and its development as an industry made her an early industry icon.

The Sarah B. Schlesinger Employee of the Year Award

In 2011, the Schlesinger family created an Employee of the Year award, in honor of Sarah and to annually recognize an employee who has demonstrated the company values founded by Sarah and held dear by the company for today and for the future.

Watching Schlesinger grow over the past 40 plus years into the company it’s become has been one of the biggest joys of my life. I have a passion for building and maintaining relationships; something this company is built around and continues to work on. I know this family business will continue to develop and build more partnerships in the years to come as we embrace new opportunities and challenges, always remembering who we are and keeping our values of quality, partnership and service excellence at the heart of everything that we do.

– Sarah B. Schlesinger, 2008.