meet our team

Liz powell, esq., mph

Founder & President

Liz Powell has nearly two decades of experience from working on health, defense and economic development policy in Congress and as an attorney and lobbyist. She started G2G in 2007 and manages government relationships and operations in our Washington, D.C. office with regular travel to our Cleveland office and satellite offices in Columbus, Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh and Boston.  

She served as the Legislative Director for Congressman Jim Langevin (serving on the Armed Services Committee) and Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald (serving on theTransportation and Infrastructure Committee and Small Business Committee) in Washington, D.C., campaign staff for both Congressional and presidential races, manager of public affairs and lobbying operations for a national association called NAADAC, president of a women’s organization called WIN, and policy analyst for the UK Parliament on the Health Committee. 

As the Legislative Director, Liz managed all funding requests, prioritizing which ones were submitted to the Committee and performing all the necessary tasks to secure the funding. She also staffed the Small Business Committee and Armed Services Committee; has developed health, education and social policy and moved it through the legislative process to enactment; written testimony, speeches and legislation; built regional and national coalitions; created and implemented strategies to pass legislation and secure government funding; ran a PAC (political action committee); led non-profit fundraising drives; and organized media events with agencies, Governors, state legislators, Members of Congress, and the White House. Liz co-founded the Harvard School of Public Health D.C. Alumni Chapter, serves on the Phillips Academy Alumni Council, and Colgate President’s Club.  Liz loves government affairs and brings enthusiasm, connections and significant legal, policy and grassroots know-how to all clients.

Education, publications & awards

  • Master of Public Health from Harvard University, Juris Doctorate from George Washington University, and Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University - Konosioni Honor Society
  • Inside Business — One to Watch, Cleveland, OH, 2008
  • Published law review author on the FDA regulatory process, Gaming the Hatch-Waxman System, Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, 2002
  • Young Woman of Achievement Award, Washington, D.C., 1998
  • Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Washington, D.C. 2015