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elizabeth lenart

A member of the VGS team since June 2000, Elizabeth specializes in writing, media relations, account management, and relationship development between clients and potential partners in the community. She is also our speaker services coordinator.

With 17 years experience in public relations, event planning, and community relations, Elizabeth brings a strong set of skills to clients of VGS. During her ten-year span in non-profit public relations, Elizabeth was responsible for developing and coordinating award-winning communication pieces and promotional materials, serving as writer and producer. That expertise coupled with her excellent coordination and relationship development skills enable her to communicate well in person and on paper. With creativity, flexibility and a can-do attitude, Elizabeth focuses on the client's needs and goals, bringing fresh ideas and new perspective to every project.

Before joining VGS, Elizabeth managed more than 50 company-sponsored community events and programs in the community services department at The Dallas Morning News. She was also responsible for managing The Dallas Morning News speakers bureau and coordinating special events such as the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts employee art show as well as numerous luncheons, receptions and seminars including "Cuba in Evolution," an innovative two-day seminar hosted by the news department.

As public relations director for The Salvation Army Texas State Headquarters, Elizabeth was a jack-of-all-trades. She implemented a community and media relations program in a nine-county area; developed written material for local and national publications; created and coordinated special events and fundraisers; served on numerous internal and external committees, councils and coalitions; managed civic and corporate volunteers; coordinated United Way campaigns; and served as a spokesperson and photographer.

She has been a member of the Arts District Friends board of directors, the Dallas Contributions Network, Public Relations Society of America, and Women in Communications, Inc. Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism, advertising/public relations as well as a minor in speech communications.

 

 

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