Elizabeth Penniman is the vice president of communications at The American Red Cross. She’s a proven communications leader with over 20 years of experience. She has served in a variety of White House, federal government, nonprofit, agency and corporate communications leadership roles. She is passionate about humanitarian work and global health and has extensive proficiency in health care, public health, public policy, and crisis communications in the U.S. and abroad. Her specialties include leadership, crisis communications, international communications, media relations, videography and speechwriting. She’s also a member of The Conference’s Board’s Corporate Communications Strategy Council.