strategic PLANNING

Award-winning media and PR strategist for clients navigating complex crisis and courtroom environments.

Strategy and tactics to ensure every communication with the press, public, and regulators supports client goals. 

Extensive press relations experience with political and business media nationally, on the biggest topics facing America today.

About Elizabeth

Experience

From TED talks to New York Times OpEds, a long and successful track record of helping high profile leaders in politics, business and social justice tell their stories.

Media Relations

Crisis + Litigation Comms

Writing 

ELIZABETH ASHFORD IS AMONG CALIFORNIA’S MOST RESPECTED PUBLIC AFFAIRS and Communications PROFESSIONALS. WITH MORE THAN A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE, SHE HAS HELPED ELECTED LEADERS AND CORPORATE CLIENTS IDENTIFY, Develop AND EXECUTE SMART STRATEGIES TO SHAPE AUDIENCE PERCEPTIONS AND IMPACT POLICYMAKING. 

Strategy

Execution

Results 

As Vice President of Communications at Eaze Technologies (2018-present) Elizabeth leads corporate communications and media relations for one of the world’s largest legal cannabis marketplaces, navigating the shifting complexities and controversies of this emerging market. 


Previously, as Senior Director for Global Communications at Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) (2015-2017), Elizabeth led strategy and media relations for the company’s successful launch of its groundbreaking film/television, consumer products, and esports divisions.

Between 2006 – 2015, Elizabeth spent seven years at the highest levels of California state government, where she served as then-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. 

From 2009 – 2011 Elizabeth wasbased in London, counseling Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 businesses as Chief of Staff at the international financial PR firm Brunswick Group

She is the 2018 Recipient of Public Relations Society of America Los Angeles award for Best Crisis Communications Campaign (Rocklin Academy: Deescalating a Crisis in collaboration with Fiona Hutton & Associates).

Elizabeth serves as Vice President of California Women Lead's board and is an appointed member of the California Highway Patrol's Task Force on Impaired driving. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in comparative religion from UCLA and a Master’s degree in international public policy from Columbia University.



Contact:

eashford@gmail.com

+1-415-529-0143