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 media relations and project management for Elmore PR clients the Harris County Flood Control District and Houston Methodist.
Peggy works with corporate, government, and nonprofit clients advising them on media relations, strategic communication planning, crisis management, speaker training, internal communications, government affairs, advertising, 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.
Prior to joining the State Department, Peggy was Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs for the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) and Vice President of Public Affairs for the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA). In these positions, she worked on public policy issues advocating to Congress and the Administration, as well as promoting public education initiatives. She also was a communication consultant in New York City where she worked primarily with corporate and international clients in the media and consumer products sectors. Her work included crisis preparedness, strategic planning, advertising, media relations, government relations, and philanthropic strategies.
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.