Chief Client Officer
Elissa Dodge is the Chief Client Officer, leading the public affairs and grassroots accounts for a variety of corporate, association and non-profit clients.
Dodge is the Global Client Engagement Director for multinational consumer goods company RB and leads their corporate communications and CSR programs in North America. She has spent over a decade building and leading StreetBuzz, Qorvis Communications national grassroots network.
Since joining Qorvis in 2004, Dodge has helped her clients achieve success by managing integrated communications programs that include public relations, social media communications, crisis communications, media training, website development and redesign, grassroots advocacy, non-profit fundraising and executive visibility.
PR News named Dodge one of the “Top Women in PR” in 2019. In 2012, Women in Government Relations presented Dodge with its highest honor, the WGR Distinguished Member Award.
Prior to joining Qorvis, Dodge managed national advocacy programs for major trade associations, conveying public policy positions to legislators and key media. She created coalition-building campaigns and executed internal and external grassroots mobilization efforts for organizations such as America’s Promise, led by General Colin Powell.
Dodge graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Hofstra University with a degree in political science, and attended Georgetown University for a master’s degree in social & public policy.