Liz, a native Houstonian, has often been described as “one of the smartest straight-shooters” in the business. During her 12 years as a direct mail consultant, Liz has created messaging, strategy and persuasion mail for presidential, congressional, legislative and municipal races in 25 states. She has won thirteen “Pollie” awards from the American Association of Political Consultants, two “Addy” awards for outstanding political advertising from the Ad Club of MetroDC and Politics Magazine’s Reed Award for the “Toughest Direct Mail” piece two years in a row.
Liz has been a guest on Larry King Live, CNN American Morning, CNN International, CNN.com, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Your World with Neil Cavuto and MSNBC. She has also been a contributing writer to PoliticsMagazine.com, AndersonCooper360.com and the book Voting in America, Volume 2, What Influences the American Voter: Interest Groups, Issues and the Media.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Liz was named a political ‘Rising Star’ by Campaigns & Elections magazine in 2005. She is a former adjunct professor at both American University and George Washington University as well as an Institute Fellow at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas at Austin. Liz has taught messaging seminars at the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the National Lung Cancer Partnership, the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia and the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute. She has also produced and managed Advanced Candidate Trainings for the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund Leadership Institute.
Prior to her direct mail career, Liz was the North Carolina House Caucus Director in 1998 where she won seven seats and returned Democrats to the majority. She worked for Mark Warner on his 1996 US Senate campaign and for various state legislative races in Virginia in 1997 and 1995. She began her career as a volunteer coordinator for Texas Governor Ann Richards in 1994.
Liz lives in Alexandria, Virginia where she spends most of her free time looking for decent Mexican food. Drop by anytime and she’ll make you fresh salsa and guacamole to enjoy on the porch with a beer.