Who We Are
Based in Washington, D.C., Liz provides strategic communications, public affairs and reputation management counsel to global organizations, particularly those in crisis and transition. She uses her more than two decades of experience navigating politics and government, the media and highly regulated industries, and corporate and nonprofit organizations to help senior executives across a range of sectors find solutions to complex challenges they’re facing in an increasingly unpredictable, interconnected era.
With a deep understanding of the nexus of business, public policy and news, Liz helps organizations steer through increasingly thorny dynamics to protect, repair and improve their reputations and accomplish their business objectives by mitigating risks and seizing opportunities. She has significant experience helping clients analyze situations from all angles, identify strategic approaches and develop researched-based messaging while outlining and deploying tactical engagement plans designed to achieve their goals and change attitudes among key audiences. Those include policymakers, the public, investors, employees and other groups from New York to Washington, D.C., and across the country.
An expert in crisis management, the media and politics, Liz has wide-ranging experience in litigation, regulatory, acquisitions, divestments, brand, marketing and legislative advocacy communications, and she specializes in developing and executing integrated campaigns.
Liz joined Abernathy MacGregor after spending more than five years leading U.S. Communications for BP, helping the global oil and gas company recover after the Deepwater Horizon accident and address the challenges of a volatile oil price environment, climate change and cyber security, as well as reputational and operational incidents, and proposed regulations and legislation. As chairwoman and vice chairwoman of the American Petroleum Institute’s communications committee, she provided strategic counsel to allied associations and energy industry companies facing increasingly aggressive activity from activists and opponents. Liz previously was the national political correspondent and national political editor of the Associated Press, where she spent 15 years covering presidential, congressional and statewide campaigns, the White House, Congress and public affairs for the international news cooperative.
Liz’s writing has been published in countless global news publications over the years, and she has appeared on numerous national and international news programs to offer political analysis and media insights.
- Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, B.S.J.
Memberships and Affiliations
- National Press Foundation, Committee Co-Chair
- Running Start, Advisory Council Member
- Close Up Foundation, Advisory Board Member
- PRWeek Awards, Committee Member
News, Publications and Achievements
- Developed and taught a course for Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy called “Public Policy in the Private Sector,” examining how corporations have had to change how they influence government
- Hosted a semester-long seminar at Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, called “Open for Business: Corporate Engagement in Politics and Public Policy in an Unpredictable Era”