Elizabeth Ashford helps organizations, businesses, and individuals execute smart strategies to impact the press, public, and elected officials. A fourth generation Californian, Elizabeth served as Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff (2013-2015), Governor Jerry Brown’s Chief Deputy Press Secretary (2011-2013), and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chief Deputy for Cabinet and Communications (2006-2008). 

Elizabeth has worked closely with elected officials and law enforcement on issues including transportation, agriculture, public safety and coordination between state and local governments. She also has extensive experience in the private sector, as a senior director for corporate communications at a global entertainment company and as an advisor to the Brunswick Group PR agency in London. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religion from UCLA and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. Elizabeth is based in Los Angeles, CA. 

Strategic Communications
Public & Press Relations
Crisis Management
Public Policy Research