Liz credits her success in the communications field to her early training in the press office of former New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, where she received first-hand experience in the world of public relations and government. While serving as assistant press secretary to Governor Kean, Liz interacted with members of the media and the legislature and planned events such as town meetings and visits to the state by dignitaries, including several U.S. presidents and vice presidents.
Before leaving government to start her own communications business, Liz served as deputy director of the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism where she oversaw a $7 million marketing and public relations budget. In addition, Liz was called upon to manage and serve as state spokesperson during the beach-closing crisis of the late 1980s.
Liz opened her first public relations agency in Trenton in 1989. Since that time, she has founded and operated numerous successful public relations companies.
Liz is called upon to devise and roll-out strategic communications campaigns for businesses, both large and small, as well as non-profits, professional societies and service companies. She is also recognized for her knowledge of the workings of state and local government entities, placing Thomas/Boyd in prime position to handle public affairs/public relations work. These assignments often require preparing materials and responses that correlate with legislative and regulatory matters.
Liz received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology from Moravian College.
Inaugural class of NJBIZ “Best 50 Women in Business,” 2006
Named “Person to Watch” by SJ Magazine, 2010
Vice chair of New Jersey Public Media (NJTV)
Chair of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Board of Trustees
Vice chair of the NJ Governor’s Women’s Conference
Member of the Salvation Army Camden Kroc Community Center Capital Campaign
Member of New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Former executive board member and member of Chamber of Commerce of Southern NJ
Member of NJ Business & Industry Association
Managed the opening of Cooper University Hospital’s Pavilion in Camden
Managed the opening of the Ferry Building on Ellis Island, the first renovated building to be opened on the New Jersey side of the Island
Oversaw the grand opening of the Battleship New Jersey
Planned and managed media for the Battleship New Jersey’s passage through the Panama Canal
Planned the live, 15,000-person, televised opening of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial