Elizabeth Christian, a fourth-generation Austinite and journalism graduate of The University of Texas, is president and CEO of Elizabeth Christian Public Relations. Christian has a 40-year career in public relations, journalism and political affairs.
In addition to running an award-winning PR firm, which serves such clients as Google and Google Fiber, St. David’s HealthCare, United Way for Greater Austin, Texas Mutual Insurance, SouthWest Water Co., and others, she is active in the community. She has led several major pro bono projects of significant impact, including the 2007 Tribute to Lady Bird Johnson upon the passing of the former First Lady. She also spearheaded a massive school bonds campaign in 1996 and ran the campaign to allow Austin to convert an old municipal auditorium into the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
She is president of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation and past president of the Headliners Club. She is on the board of trustees of the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a member of the Austin Area Research Organization. She has long been active with the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
She was recognized as Austin Human Resource Management Association’s “2014 Woman of Distinction.” In 2004, the Texas Public Relations Association named her “Public Relations Practitioner of the Year.” In 2001, she received the prestigious Profiles in Power Award given by the Austin Business Journal.