Elizabeth (Liz) Rose was communications director at EPI from 2013 to 2018. Rose joined EPI with 20 years of strategic communications experience in government, Congress, and the nonprofit sector. As communications director, Rose managed EPI’s media relations, publications, and web teams; oversaw the dissemination and promotion of the institute’s highly regarded research across traditional and new media platforms; and worked to amplify EPI’s voice as the go-to think tank for low- and middle-income Americans and their families.
Prior to joining EPI, Rose directed media relations and communications for several nonprofit organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington legislative office, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. Rose also served as the director of public affairs for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Before her tenure at the FCC, Rose was a public affairs officer at the U.S. Department of Labor under Secretary Robert Reich. Rose was also the media relations director for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum when it opened in 1993, and served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill for Sen. John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-W.Va.) and Rep. Thomas J. Downey (D-N.Y.).
B.A., Journalism and Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison