Elizabeth Arky

Director

Liz Arky is the principal in Arky Group Consulting, LLC, a specialty firm providing strategic, government relations and development advice to corporate and non-profit clients. She was formerly Global Managing Director, Office of Government Relations for Accenture, a $30 billion global management consulting, technology and outsourcing company. Liz joined Accenture in 1999 to design, build and manage the global government relations operation. She managed legislative, political and business development strategies. Specific issues included: taxation, immigration, data privacy, government procurement, and geographic expansion. She was a trusted advisor to company leadership and board of directors on the implications of policy for the company and its clients. She also managed global corporate citizenship initiatives on education and workforce development.

Prior to joining Accenture, she served in the Executive Office of the President, Office of the US Trade Representative, during the Clinton Administration from 1995 to 1999. She served USTR Ambassadors Mickey Kantor and Charlene Barshefsky. As Assistant USTR for Congressional Affairs, she played a key role in Congressional votes on trade relations with China, the WTO, and NAFTA implementation.

Prior to USTR, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans and Policy with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, serving Secretary Henry Cisneros from 1993 to 1995. She developed legislative and outreach strategies regarding public housing, housing finance, and Reinventing HUD. Liz volunteered to the Clinton-Gore Transition team and Clinton-Gore campaign in 1992.

Liz was an associate attorney at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop) in both their Washington, DC, and New York City offices, from 1986 to 1992.