Solomon Lieberman

Vice President, Strategy

Lieberman leads all BGA approaches around content, communications, presentation, distribution and creative direction. Before joining the BGA, Lieberman was a founding member and chief-of-staff of Intrinsic School on the Northwest Side of Chicago, one of the most innovative charter schools in the country. Before Intrinsic, Lieberman spent six years working in journalism, design and digital media.

He was the co-founder, with Jonathan Eig, and creative director of the Lisagor Award-winning online magazine ChicagoSide, which partnered with and was cross-published by The Chicago Sun-Times, BuzzFeed, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Time Out Chicago, WBEZ 91.5 and others. Before ChicagoSide, he was digital editor for the BGA, leading the relaunch of the BGA’s digital suite, and contributing on multiple high-impact projects, such as a yearlong investigation into the high costs of wrongful convictions, which was featured in The New York Times and won an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Solomon has a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives in Lincoln Square, with his wife, daughter, and schnauzer.