Strategy and tactics to ensure every communication with the press, public, and regulators supports client goals.
Award-winning media and PR strategist for clients navigating complex crisis and courtroom environments.
ELIZABETH ASHFORD IS AMONG CALIFORNIA’S MOST RESPECTED PUBLIC AFFAIRS 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.
Extensive press relations experience with political and business media nationally, on the biggest topics facing America today.
From TED talks to New York Times OpEds, a long and successful track record of helping high profile leaders in politics and business find their voice.
As Senior Director for Corporate Communications at Eaze (2018-present) Elizabeth leads corporate strategy and media relations for one of the world’s largest platforms for legal cannabis sales, navigating the enormous and shifting complexities of the emerging licensed cannabis market. To-date Eaze has supported over 4.5 million legal cannabis deliveries and an ecosystem of 100+ legal brands and retailers in California and Oregon. In addition, Elizabeth is a founding partner of consulting services Ceres Strategies and Medicanna, based in Athens, Greece.
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. Today, she is an appointed member of the California Highway Patrol's Task Force on Impaired driving.
From 2009 – 2011 Elizabeth wasbased in London, England, 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 (lead consultant for Rocklin Academy: Deescalating a Crisis in collaboration with Fiona Hutton & Associates).
Elizabeth serves on the board of California Women Lead. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s degree from Columbia University.