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Elizabeth Vale

Senior Fellow; Former Executive Director, White House Business Council

Elizabeth Vale served as a Senior Advisor and the Business Liaison for Elizabeth Warren’s Senate campaign. She was responsible for strategizing, designing, and executing the campaign’s engagement with the business community throughout Massachusetts and nationally.

Previously, Elizabeth served as the Director of the Division of External Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), where she had primary responsibility for the Bureau’s engagement with Capitol Hill; the media; consumer groups; local, state, and international governments; and the business community. Prior to being named Director of External Affairs, Elizabeth was a Senior Policy Advisor to Elizabeth Warren on the CFPB’s Implementation Team. In this capacity, she served as the liaison to community banks, credit unions, and small businesses.

Elizabeth served previously as the White House Business Liaison and Executive Director of the White House Business Council. She coordinated a consistent White House message to and from the business community across 12 federal agencies.

Prior to her career in public service, Elizabeth was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. She has 22 years of investment experience. Before joining Morgan Stanley, she was a Vice President and portfolio manager at Philadelphia National Bank, now part of Wells Fargo. Earlier in her career, Elizabeth was a Legislative Assistant in economic policy for Senator John Heinz, supporting his work on the Senate Banking and Finance Committees.

Elizabeth received an A.B. cum laude in government from Harvard University and studied at the London School of Economics. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu