Adam Kidan is an American business leader, attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist based in the greater New York City area. Over the years, he has served actively on nonprofit boards, campaigned for important elections, and worked selectively on successful organizational projects. To this day, Kidan remains actively involved in his local communities and currently lives with his wife, Tracy Kidan, and daughter, Sloane Kidan, in Long Island.
Adam Kidan’s Education and Early Years
Adam Kidan grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and attended the reputable John Dewey High School. Adam traces his work ethic and motivation for success back to those formative years at John Dewey, where he first grew interested in US government and the political system.
Adam Kidan followed that interest to George Washington University, where he studied Political Science and graduated at the top of his class with an excellent academic record. Yearning to learn more about government, politics, and the legal system, he then continued his education at Brooklyn Law School. There, he earned a reputation for his superior work ethic and his knack for deeply understanding the most complex of issues. Adam would go on to earn the American Jurisprudence Award, an award given only to the student in the graduating class with the highest GPA.
Adam Kidan Career
Following law school, Adam Kidan began practicing as an attorney — and Partner — at the private law firm Duncan, Fish, Bergson and Kidan. There, Adam was able to hone his legal skills, learned how to tackle difficult yet satisfying problems, and helped the firm grow into a legal powerhouse known for delivering results.
Afterward, Adam Kidan transitioned into a completely new role. Drawing on his business acumen and industry experience, he opened 1-800-MATTRESS in the Washington, DC and mid-atlantic region. To date, 1-800-MATTRESS has proudly served over two million customers and become America’s leading bedding retailer and tele-retailed for mattresses.
Adam’s Community Involvement
Aching to be close to the political heart of the nation, Adam worked primarily in the Washington, DC area and became deeply involved in the local communities. One of his greatest contributions has been his role as co-chair at Greater DC Cares, which, up until 2013, was the largest volunteer coordinator in the greater DC area. At the peak of their success, Greater DC Cares connected over 40,000 volunteers with hundreds of nonprofits with the sole aim of fostering an exceptionally worthwhile volunteering experience. Adam Kidan served in critical oversight roles, including Vice Chairman, and before that, Chairman of the Finance Committee.
A board member of the Washington Performing Arts Society and co-chair of its Marketing Committee, Adam Kidan played a key role in developing marketing strategies and developing initiatives to grow and expand the organization’s presence and scope. The Washington Performing Arts Society is a reputable and truly amazing organization that has over 40+ years of experience and history supporting local artists and connecting the Washington DC community with talented artists in the region.
Adam Kidan has also served as a board member of the Laurel Regional Hospital, a full service community hospital located in Laurel, Maryland.
Adam Kidan’s Political Activity
Adam Kidan remains a committed contributor to the communities he lives in by staying heavily involved in the political process. He has served as the Chair of the DC Chamber of Commerce PAC and was also the co-chair of Mayor William’s transition team. In both these roles, Adam Kidan worked collaboratively with other key staff-members and provided timeless advice that has given these organizations the edge they needed to become the political powerhouses that they are today.
Adam has also proved an indispensable contributor to the Workforce Investment Council, a private-sector led board responsible for advising key members of the DC government — including the Mayor and Council — on continuously improving an effective workforce investment system. His work with the Workforce Investment Council began when DC Mayor Williams directly appointed him to the position. Adam’s continual involvement in the political process of his local communities led to him being chosen as a delegate to the 2000 Republican Convention.
Adam Kidan also served as a board member for the Greater Washington Urban League, which works with over 70,000 people in the greater Washington DC area every year to empower underserved communities in the DC area and provide them with larger political and economic independence. The organization seeks to change lives by advocating for legal access and creating unique social opportunities. They continue to seek new and creative ways to involve community groups and private organizations in their nonprofit social services.