Peggy England is a senior consultant to Elmore PR, and has nearly 30 years of experience in strategic communication planning, public relations, and marketing, in both the public and private sectors. She assists with strategic communications and project management for Elmore PR client the Harris County Flood Control District.
Peggy works with corporate, government, and nonprofit clients advising them on strategic communication planning, crisis management, speaker training, internal communications, government affairs, media relations, and digital and social media. Peggy prepares many of her clients to participate in media interviews, editorial boards, public hearings, and large public presentations. During her career, Peggy has also lectured on communication, public policy, and public diplomacy related issues.
Prior to moving to Houston, Peggy served in a number of communication roles at the U.S. Department of State, where she developed and executed strategies to educate Americans about U.S. foreign policies and our country’s role in global affairs, and promoted America and our policies around the world. Peggy was named to chair the Bureau of Public Affairs’ Task Force on Terrorism in September 2001 and served on interagency groups led by the White House. She led public affairs and diplomacy efforts for Shared Values (outreach to the Muslim World), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference, the U.S.-Arab Economic Forum, Open Doors/Secure Borders (visa policy) and Rewards for Justice (Diplomatic Security initiative), among others. Ultimately, she oversaw the transition team for the Bureau of Public Affairs during the 2008 election.
Peggy began her career in Washington, DC, serving in the White House Office of Domestic Policy and on Capitol Hill as communication director and press secretary for several Members of Congress in both the House and Senate. There she advised and prepared congressional members, Administration staff, and political candidates for congressional floor statements and testimony, policy debates, and media and public appearances. She also served as the primary spokesman for the members she served.
Peggy is a graduate of Fordham University.