Elizabeth is the current President of the Breakthrough Board. Since joining in 2012, she has served as a member at large and as treasurer. She also served as co-chair of the Breakthrough Ball in 2019, raising in excess of $2 million.
Elizabeth is also a board member of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago (IWS) which provides funding for a clinic for uninsured and underinsured members of the community. After joining the IWS board in 2008, she served as secretary and chaired an IWS designer showhouse in 2015.
Her volunteer roles also consist of numerous positions at her children’s former schools, Lake Forest High School and Lake Forest Academy.
Prior to moving to Chicago, Elizabeth was a prosecutor for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In this position she tried more than 100 jury trials. She also held a position working as an attorney in the Office of Cabinet Affairs at the White House.
Personally, Elizabeth moved to Lake Forest in 2006 when her husband, Michael, took a job with The Boeing Company as their general counsel. He retired from that position in 2020 after a fourteen-year tenure. Previously, he served as a federal judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for fifteen years. They have two grown children, a son and a daughter.