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, in corporate communications and senior advisory roles for public and private companies in the U.S. and London.

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

Strategic Communications
Public & Press Relations
Crisis Management
Public Policy Research