Elizabeth’s clients value her knack for narrative. Her practice in public affairs runs deep, with an emphasis on energy, the chemical industry, financial services, and complex regulatory issues. She’s adept at discerning the differentiating qualities of a client and helping position them in the marketplace to target diverse audiences.
Elizabeth joined SIGNAL as an Executive Vice President after four years with Hill + Knowlton Strategies. She served as Chief of Staff to the company’s Vice Chairman, Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, before becoming Senior Vice President of the firm’s public affairs practices. She was the account lead for a large natural gas trade association, supporting the creation and launch of the organization and enhancing the profile of the industry through communications and education.
Elizabeth consulted for The Glover Park Group and provided communications strategy and services for a variety of clients, including property casualty insurers, financial services companies, and organizations, and a diverse list of multinational corporations. At the American Insurance Association (AIA), Elizabeth served as Director of Public Affairs. During her tenure with Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli (GCPN), a public affairs firm, Elizabeth worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform to develop a campaign to reform the civil justice liability system.
It’s obvious that communications are Elizabeth’s strong suit. As a media trainer, she has worked extensively within the property and casualty insurance industry. Through her leadership, company representatives have learned to speak confidently with the media on issues ranging from how best to insure reality shows like Survivor and Fear Factor, to crisis communications following catastrophes. Case in point: Elizabeth trained property and casualty insurance adjusters in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Elizabeth takes a turn of phrase seriously. The daughter of an English teacher, she holds a BA in English from Tulane University, and aptly named three of her four children after southern writers.