Liz Schrayer, a respected political strategist, founded Schrayer & Associates, Inc. over twenty years ago with an eye toward enhancing the political effectiveness of non-profits and businesses to impact policy in our nation’s capital and around the country. Through hands-on strategic planning, crafting of advocacy campaigns and meeting facilitation, she has helped engage and mobilize tens of thousands of citizen advocates to add their voice to a range of domestic and international public policy issues. In addition to running her own political consulting practice, Liz serves as the President & CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a broad based coalition of over 500 businesses and NGOs that advocates for strong U.S. global leadership through development and diplomacy which boasts a bipartisan Advisory Council that includes every living former Secretary of State.
Prior to starting her own firm, Liz served for over a decade as the national Political Director of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), one of the most influential advocacy groups in the country. She worked on Capitol Hill, founding the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, and in state government. Liz currently serves on USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACFVA), as well as several advisory boards for the University of Michigan, including the Ford School of Public Policy. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and resides in Maryland with her husband Jeff Schwaber, an attorney who helped launch the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. They are the proud parents of two grown sons, Josh and Danny.
Plenary: Advocacy in Action