Liz Robbins, Owner, Liz Robbins Associates

In 1977, Ms. Robbins opened the first woman-owned public affairs and Federal government consulting firm in Washington, DC – Liz Robbins Associates. The firm has earned wide-ranging successes in a variety of public and private sector policy arenas including, but not limited to: education, healthcare, philanthropy, tax (domestic and international), intellectual property, energy trade, financial services, technology, agriculture, and transportation. Liz Robbins Associates’ New York City office focuses on strategic communications and related endeavors, such as philanthropy as branding, and development.


Since 1986, Ms. Robbins has served as a founding Board member of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network of camps (programs that serve children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases). As a member of the Haas School of Business Advisory Board, Ms. Robbins led in the creation of the Social Impact Through Change initiative (a groundbreaking and comprehensive center for socially responsible business leadership) in late 2000. She was also an advisor to the London School of Business, and served for 10 years on the board of Baby Buggy (which is dedicated to providing New York City’s families in need with essential gear and clothing for their infants and young children). Liz is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a founding board member of the Catholic Alumni Partnership’s Board of Overseers.


Before opening her firm, 39 years ago, Liz worked at the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the City of New York as the Director of Government and Public Affairs for the city’s health and welfare programs.


Liz is married to Doug Johnson, 34 years a WABC-TV news correspondent in New York. They have a 20 year-old daughter, Robin Johnson, enrolled at Tufts University.