Former RNC Online Comm Director Teams Up With GOProud

Posted by Chris Geidner
January 25, 2011 12:40 PM |

mair.pngShe's no Andrew Breitbart -- a good thing to some -- but Liz Mair is the former online communications director at the Republican National Committee and the newest advisory board member of GOProud.

In the news release from GOProud, Mair said:

"As someone who has supported GOProud's mission from the beginning, I'm very excited to be joining its Advisory Council.  GOProud does an amazing job advocating for limited government, free market economic principles, and a robust foreign policy -- all items of significant interest to gay conservatives, their allies, conservative activists more generally, and countless other Americans across the country.

I look forward to helping GOProud in that mission and in breaking down the myth that one party and one ideology should have a monopoly on political support from gay Americans."

Mair worked at the RNC during the 2008 elections and advised Carly Fiorina in her failed bid to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in 2010. GOProud had endorsed Fiorina, one of only two Senate endorsements made by the group. (The other was Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).)

For a former RNC staffer to be joining up to advance the efforts of GOProud now is just one more sign of the changing dynamics in the Republican Party -- and the country.

Read the full GOProud newsrelease below the jump.

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New Media Specialist Liz Mair to Join GOProud’s Advisory Council

Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of the GOProud Board – “GOProud believes strongly in the power of new media and Liz Mair is one of the brightest young stars in the conservative new media world.”

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, GOProud, the only national organization of gay conservatives and their allies, announced that conservative new media specialist Liz Mair will join the organization’s Advisory Council.  “GOProud believes strongly in the power of new media and Liz Mair is one of the brightest young stars in the conservative new media world,” said Christopher Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s Board.  “We are thrilled to have Liz join the GOProud leadership team.” 

“As someone who has supported GOProud's mission from the beginning, I'm very excited to be joining its Advisory Council.  GOProud does an amazing job advocating for limited government, free market economic principles, and a robust foreign policy -- all items of significant interest to gay conservatives, their allies, conservative activists more generally, and countless other Americans across the country,” said Mair.  “I look forward to helping GOProud in that mission and in breaking down the myth that one party and one ideology should have a monopoly on political support from gay Americans.”

Mair joins Margaret Hoover, Grover Norquist, Andrew Breitbart and Tammy Bruce on the GOProud Advisory Council.

 Liz Mair is an online communications expert, new media adviser, political consultant and blogger.  She serves as Vice President for Hynes Communications, where she advises various corporate and trade association clients on new media, communications and political strategy. 

During the 2010 cycle, Liz advised former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on online communications elements of her campaign for U.S. Senate. Previously, throughout 2008, Liz served as Online Communications Director at the Republican National Committee, where she led an aggressive and groundbreaking online media outreach effort aimed at electing John McCain, Sarah Palin and Republicans across the country.  

Liz is also a sought after guest speaker, having presented on a diversity of new media topics at conferences including CPAC, BlogHer, Web 2.0, the AMPSummit, and the Personal Democracy Forum and Personal Democracy Forum Europe.  She is a regular commentator on CNN and MSNBC and has also guest-commentated for the BBC, C-SPAN, FOX, NPR, the Lars Larson show and countless other radio shows across the country and around the world.  Her writing has been published by numerous national, international and regional publications including CNN.com, Politico, the Seattle P-I, the New York Sun and the American Spectator.

Born and raised in Seattle, Liz lived in the United Kingdom for ten years.  There, she earned an MA in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews and attended law school, ultimately practicing corporate law in the City of London for three years.  Liz also holds a certificate in Political and Social Sciences from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.  She lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband.

“Liz is a rising star in the conservative movement and GOProud is incredibly excited to have her as part of our team,” concluded Barron.

 

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