Elizabeth Ashford is among California’s most experienced and respected public affairs professionals. She spent seven years at the highest levels of state government, serving as Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff, Governor Jerry Brown’s Chief Deputy Press Secretary and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chief Deputy for Cabinet and Communications. As a key advisor to high-profile elected officials, Elizabeth is both a policy expert and communications guru.
Elizabeth’s well-honed research skills and analytical approach to communications are instrumental in supporting clients to identify, shape and execute on smart strategies that move audience perceptions and impact policymaking. Her extensive experience in the private sector — serving Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 businesses in the U.S. and London — serves corporate clients well, as she knows the rulebook and ensures companies tell their story while remaining compliant.