Liz joined the Civic Consulting Alliance as a Civic Fellow in October 2011, while on Secondment from McKinsey and Company, a global management consulting firm. Her first project with Civic Consulting Alliance is in the Economic Growth space, particularly as it relates to Chicago's tourism industry.
During her two years at McKinsey, her work focused on strategy and operations, where she advised clients in a variety of sectors, including education, transportation, consumer electronics, chemicals, healthcare payors/providers, and back office services.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Liz completed several internships. At the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, she conducted market research for hydraulic hybrid microbus technology. At Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company, Liz designed supply chain improvements for a line of customized cardiovascular products. Liz has also held academic research internship positions at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina) in materials science and nuclear engineering.
Liz is an avid traveler and has spent extended time volunteering abroad. In Lima she helped the Junior Achievement Worldwide Peru office develop its 5-year strategic plan as well as identify and implement improvements to office operations. At the Universidade Nacional do Ceara in Brazil, Liz volunteered her engineering skills to design ecological toilets for rural communities.
Liz holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in industrial and operations engineering, both from the University of Michigan.