Liz Schrayer, a respected political strategist, founded Schrayer & Associates, Inc. over twenty years ago with an eye toward enhancing the political effectiveness of non-profits and businesses to impact policy in our nation’s capital and around the country. Through hands-on strategic planning, crafting of advocacy campaigns and meeting facilitation, she has helped educate, engage and mobilize tens of thousands of citizen advocates to add their voice to a range of domestic and international public policy issues. In addition to running her own political consulting practice, Liz serves as the President & CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a broad based coalition of over 500 businesses and NGOs that advocates for strong U.S. global leadership through development and diplomacy which boasts a bipartisan Advisory Council that includes every living former Secretary of State.
Prior to starting her own firm, Liz served for over a decade as the national Political Director of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and worked in state government and on Capitol Hill where she founded the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. She currently serves on the Secretary of State’s Committee on Public-Private Partnership, USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACFVA) and several advisory boards for the University of Michigan, including the Ford School of Public Policy. Liz has been published in TIME, Newsweek, USA Today, and The Hill, among other outlets. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and resides in Maryland with her husband Jeff Schwaber, an attorney who helped launch the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.
With a true passion for politics, Billy embraced the opportunity to join Schrayer & Associates in 2003. As Vice President of the firm, Billy oversees many of our client relationships and manages advocacy activities. He focuses primarily on strategic planning, advocacy training, and event management, including policy conferences and lobby day programs. Prior to joining the firm, Billy served as Director of Customer Services for INSLAW, Inc., a legal software development and management consulting firm, for nearly 20 years. In that position, he developed marketing strategies and oversaw all client relationships, working with many Fortune 500 companies. Billy received his Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and earned a law degree from The George Washington University. He is active in his local community and serves in leadership positions on a number of non-profit boards. Despite living in Washington for over 35 years, Billy still considers himself a proud New Yorker.
Sam is an Associate with Schrayer & Associates. At Schrayer, Sam assists clients with Capitol Hill lobby days, strategic communication plans and helps to organize client events. Previously, Sam worked as a Program Officer for Halifax International Security Forum. While at Halifax, Sam led the team responsible for invitations, speaker management and all participant logistics in the lead up to the organization’s signature event held annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He also managed VIP and Ministerial level attendees on-site at the annual conference. Sam received his BA in Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is originally from Rhode Island, and while he loves DC he often finds himself missing the ocean.
As an Associate with Schrayer & Associates, David provides logistical and strategic communications support for a diverse set of clients. This includes preparing strategy and research memos, drafting social media content, and providing policy analysis. He was previously a Legislative Fellow in the Office of Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, where his legislative portfolio included Foreign Affairs, Transportation, Financial Services, and Appropriations. David graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Public Policy. Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, he is excited to be back in the D.C. Metro area.