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Hi, I'm Elizabeth

I can’t wait to get to learn more about you and your PR goals. Welcome to the Otter Family!

It's great to meet you!

A Little About Myself


Elizabeth got her start in communications during a summer internship at the White House during the Clinton administration. Working in the media affairs office awoke her passion for public relations, so she went back to D.C. the next summer and interned in the US Senate. In between the two years of her master’s program at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, she spent her summer in D.C. as Assistant to the Press Secretary for a US Representative in the House.

Upon graduating from Penn, Elizabeth served as research assistant to Stephen Hess at the Brookings Institution. She then became the Media Relations Coordinator at the National Association of Counties (NACo), a lobbying effort on Capitol Hill. After that, she left D.C. to pursue a doctoral program in Rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  For the next 12 years, she taught rhetoric at the college level, even winning Teacher of the Year in 2016.

The pandemic led her back to her first love — media relations. Ever since, Otter PR has given her the opportunity to work with a wide variety of interesting people from around the world. She loves using her lifetime of expertise to help them accomplish their goals.


Favorite Client Types:

Elizabeth enjoys working with clients from all different industries. She particularly appreciates when a client’s messaging aligns with positive social change, public policy, or human interest. She has had massive success for clients in the CBD, health & wellness, and legal fields, landing them placements in top-tier outlets including USA Today, Newsweek, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Forbes, BBC, Westlaw Today, Reuters Legal, Law360, and Bloomberg Law to name only a few.

In addition to securing TV spots for clients, Elizabeth has launched viral stories that have gotten picked up by Entrepreneur, Nasdaq.com, Yahoo! Finance, and The Washington Post.


Otter Things to Know:

To date, Elizabeth has run seven full marathons and completed two Half Iron triathlons.

Are you a good fit?

The amount of publicity they have generated for has been nothing short of impressive. It has dramatically increased new clients by 30% and I have seen my platforms grow 2-fold

Mike Mandell


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