PWR 2016 Featured Speaker - Liz Leibowitz

Liz Leibowitz is the Director of Government Affairs for The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA). In this capacity, Liz promotes the interests of 151 Federations and 125 Agencies to members of Congress and the Administration on a wide range of public policy issues such as older adults, children and families, domestic violence, human trafficking, nutrition, hunger, and foreign affairs. This work ensures that the voice of these communities is a prominent force in policy decisions made by our federal government. Previously, Liz served as Legislative Correspondent, Press Assistant, and Scheduler to Congressman Robert Brady (D-PA-1). During her time on Capitol Hill, she also acted as Co-Chair of the Congressional Jewish Staff Association, organizing events and programs for over 400 Jewish staffers in both the House and Senate. While working in Congressman Brady's office, Liz oversaw a policy portfolio that included women’s health, LGBT rights, HIV/AIDS, religious minority issues, and other civil rights. She formerly worked at Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications in their rapid response war room, known as “The Hub,” where she advanced President Obama's record within key swing states and served as Captain of the Jewish Media team for the Democratic National Convention in 2012. In this role, she worked in coordination with members of Congress and organizational community leaders to create opinion editorials that were published in Haaretz, The Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, The Hill, The Huffington Post, and more. She has also held positions at the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest LGBT rights organization, and the Embassy of Israel. Liz graduated from American University Summa Cum Laude and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Israeli Studies. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health at George Washington University.