Liz Shrum is Chief Communications Officer at NAW where she oversees all internal and external communications, marketing, and public affairs activities. Shrum is known as a savvy mar/comm strategist and ran her own consulting firm before joining NAW. Previously Shrum was the senior advisor and spokesperson for the American Association of Consumer Credit Professionals. Shrum lead marketing and communications at POLITICO and established the digital department for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Shrum brought cutting-edge mar/comm campaigns to Northrop Grumman and built the New Media program at the Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). Shrum also started the communications department for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), she has worked at the Boston Business Journal, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and was a founder and staff reporter at the Melrose Weekly News. Shrum is also a known industry thought leader, frequent guest speaker, and enjoys watching the Washington Nationals and exploring the Chesapeake Bay with her family.