Liz, a 4th generation Texan, has often been described as “one of the smartest, straight-shooting Democrats” in the business. A direct mail consultant since 1999, Liz has created messaging, strategy and persuasion direct mail for local, state and federal campaigns in 42 states.
In 2007, she became the first woman to start her own Democratic direct mail company with no business partner. She has served as one of 14 Democrats on the Board of the American Association of Political Consultants since 2012 and the Democratic Board liaison with USPS national headquarters, in Washington DC. She has won twenty six “Pollie” awards and eleven Campaign and Elections Magazine Reed Awards.
Liz has been a guest on Larry King Live, CNN American Morning, CNN International, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox Election Headquarters, Fox Business News, Fox News.com, Sun News, MSNBC and CSPAN. She has been the lead Democratic commentator for US election night results on BBC World Service News radio for the 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 elections. 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 American University and George Washington University. Liz has lectured at Georgetown University, Howard University, the University of Iowa, the University of North Carolina, the University of Texas and the University of Virginia. She has taught messaging seminars for the American Medical Association, Annie’s List-TX, the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute, Emerge America Chapters in Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Vermont and Virginia, the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Lillian’s List-NC, the National Lung Cancer Partnership, Ruth’s List-FL . She is currently the Democratic Program Director for the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, where she has taught since 2005.
Prior to her direct mail career, Liz was the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus Director in 1998, where she won seven seats and returned Democrats to the majority. In 1997, she served on the Presidential Inaugural Committee for Clinton/Gore and worked for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Liz worked for Mark Warner on his 1996 US Senate campaign and for state legislative races in Virginia in 1997 and 1995. She began her career as a volunteer coordinator for Texas Governor Ann Richards in 1994.