Peggy Ellis

Strategic Partner

With a 20+ year track record of success and a reputation for getting things done, trusted strategist, government affairs, policy, political, and communications expert Peggy Ellis joins the Strategic Elements team as a Strategic Partner. She also currently serves as the President and Founder of Ellis and Co. Her work ranges from handling federal, public, and political affairs for Esperanza Inc., a network of 14,000+ Hispanic congregations and community non-profits, to today’s work on an ultra-rare disease that is leading to treatments and cures for millions of veterans struggling with PTSD, autism, suicidal depression and aggressive/obsessive disorders. Peggy is known for her ability to work across ideological and political lines on some of the most challenging and divisive issues of our time. 

Before joining Strategic Elements, Peggy served as a Consultant for the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she developed organizational and functional realignment recommendations for Secretary Elaine Chao. She also served on former U.S. President George H. W. Bush’s transition team and administration, as Cato Institute’s Government Affairs Director and RNC Director of Congressional and Public Affairs.  

She also served as senior producer for the award-winning PBS Holocaust documentary, Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust. Rescue aired more than 2,000 times on 275 PBS stations and qualified for an Oscar, earning rave reviews from The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. 

As a Strategic Partner, Peggy utilizes her strong government relations and communications expertise alongside her national network to expand strategic business opportunities for Strategic Elements and its clients. 


Washington D.C.

Fun Facts

A liberal Democrat in her youth, Peggy was research assistant for then-City Councilman Jerry Springer in Northern Kentucky.
While working for United Way and getting an MBA at Michigan, Peggy was in the Bon Esprit dance troupe—dancing in five recitals and choreographing two.
A self-described “obnoxious Michigan fan,” Peggy was MBA chair at four reunions for her alma mater, University of Michigan.
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