Elizabeth Childress currently serves as Government Affairs Specialist at Spotts Fain Consulting, LC. Her duties includes bill tracking, conducting research, monitoring committee work and organizing grassroots efforts. Before joining Spotts Fain Consulting in 2013, she served as a legal assistant in the Creditor’s Rights and Commercial Insolvency department at Spotts Fain.
Elizabeth was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism in 2014. She also currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Virginia Service Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established to support the activities of the Advisory board. Elizabeth is also a member of the Virginia Public Access Project’s Young Associates committee. Additionally, Elizabeth is an active volunteer and fundraiser for Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) and serves on the Young Professionals Committee for Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. She was also a community leader for Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for governor and served as a team captain for Obama’s 2012 campaign.
Elizabeth is a 2012 graduate of Lynchburg College where she earned a B.A. degree, with highest honors, in both Philosophy and French. Her education led her to study abroad in Quebec, Canada and Paris, France while studying the intersection of history, politics and language. Her senior thesis projects explored, respectively, the ethical and political questions surrounding endangered species preservation and the history of colonialism and politics in Quebec. At Lynchburg College, Elizabeth was Captain of the Ethics Bowl team and President of the Westover Honor Society.