Andrea Alstrup retired as a corporate vice president, advertising, Johnson & Johnson and an officer of the corporation after a 37-year career with the company. She had served in this position since January 1994 and as a corporate officer since June 2000.
In her overall management of the Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Advertising Group, Alstrup was also responsible for the management of the Johnson & Johnson Marketing & Advertising College and the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute and was president of Raritan Advertising Inc., the in-house advertising agency.
Alstrup began her Johnson & Johnson career in 1964 as an administrative assistant and moved into various marketing positions. In 1976, she joined the Johnson & Johnson Advertising Group and advanced through a series of increasingly responsible assignments as media manager, media director and vice president, advertising.
A member of the board of directors of the American Advertising Federation, Alstrup also serves as chair emeritus of the Ad Council. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). In 1998 Alstrup led the formation of the Family Friendly Programming Forum and continues to serve as an adviser. She is a member of the Advertising Women of New York and was named 1998 Advertising Woman of the Year. She is also the recipient of the 2000 Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Matrix Award by New York Women in Communications Inc. and was also honored with the Ann Vanderbilt Award for Achievement by the Partnership with Children. In 2003 she was the recipient of Child Magazine's Children's Champion Award, and in 2004 she was honored by the Ad Club of New York with the Silver Medal Advertising Woman of the Year Award.
Andrea Alstrup attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and continues to serve as director-at-large of the American Hungarian Foundation, also located in New Brunswick. She currently resides in Sequim, Wash., and is active with the Olympic Medical Center Foundation.