Beth is one of the most respected communications professionals in the state and has served as a counselor to governors, statewide elected officials, members of Congress and numerous other federal and state government officials and political party leaders.
Most recently, Beth served as a senior advisor to former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. Additionally, she served as chief communications strategist and spokesperson for Propositions 25 and 26, developing the aggressive earned media program that led to Prop. 26’s come-from-behind victory.
As Chief Assistant Secretary of State to former California Secretary of State Bill Jones, Beth earned national recognition for developing and implementing election and campaign finance reforms and modernization strategies for the Secretary of State’s office. Beth was also the chief communications strategist for several high-profile legal challenges to voter-approved ballot measures, including California’s former Open Primary system, which was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, and Term Limits and “Three Strikes and You’re Out” laws. She also served as a senior political advisor to both former Secretaries of State Bill Jones and Bruce McPherson.
Beth previously served as Deputy Director of Communications and Chief Deputy Press Secretary for former California Governor Pete Wilson. Prior to relocating to California, she worked at the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC, as head of its communications field division.
During the administration of President George H.W. Bush, Beth was appointed press secretary for the National Energy Strategy at the U.S. Department of Energy. She also served as communications director and press secretary for former U.S.
Representative Virginia Smith (R-Nebraska) and was part of the historic 1986 campaign team that elected Kay Orr as the first woman governor of Nebraska.
Beth is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Political Consultants.