Elizabeth has over 15 years of experience managing diverse projects including business recruitment and retention, economic and workforce development strategies, socioeconomic impact analyses, and land use studies. Elizabeth draws from her deep experience with regional strategies to manage TIP projects—working closely with community, business, and academic leaders to develop comprehensive strategies that improve economic vitality and quality of life. Before joining TIP in 2019, Elizabeth directed business recruitment, retention, and expansion efforts for the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) in Clark County, Washington. During her tenure with CREDC, she also successfully managed several grant programs, including a four-year, $5 million federal grant as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge program for the five county, bi-state Greater Portland-Vancouver Region. Early in her career, she also supported BRAC/NEPA projects by providing socioeconomic analysis for environmental assessments and environmental impact statements. She received a Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from the University of Tampa. Elizabeth stays active in the Upper Peninsula, and enjoys volunteering for a variety of community organizations.