I stopped by the Curious George Cottage this afternoon and had the pleasure of meeting author, editor and entrepreneur Elizabeth Howard.
Come meet Elizabeth tonight at the Curious George Cottage from 6-7 p.m. She is the featured speaker for the Rey Center‘s Friday Night Speaker Series. Elizabeth will present “Transform
A special bonus to having Elizabeth visit us in Waterville Valley is that she will be the guest storyteller at Curious George Story Time on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 & 29, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Among the stories she will read aloud to youngsters is her own book, “A Day with Bonefish Joe,” the story of an adventurous girl and her day at sea with Bonefish Joe, one of the best-known bonefish guides in the Bahamas.
The Curious George Cottage is located on Noon Peak Road in Waterville Valley, adjacent to the Recreation Department and Elementary School. The Cottage is the former summer home of Hans and Margret Rey, authors of the Curious George stories.
More about Elizabeth Howard
She is the editor of The Book(s), Ned O’Gorman Artist Books (Publication Studio, 2017) and Ned O’Gorman: A Glance Back (Easton Studio Press, 2016), and the author of A Day with Bonefish Joe (David Godine, 2015) and Queen Anne’s Lace and Wild Blackberry Pie (Thornwillow Press, 2011). Her profile articles of individuals, including Cypress Semiconductor CEO T.J. Rodgers, graphic designer Tom Hughes, financial journalist Louis Rukeyser, and former Salomon Brothers CEO John Gutfreund, have appeared as cover stories in Corporate Board Member and Communication Arts. Her feature articles have been published in European Communications, Investor Relations, Law Firm Marketing & Profit Report, Communication World, The Strategist and the New York Law Journal, among others.
In 1987, she founded Broadbridge International Group, Ltd. (formerly Elizabeth Howard & Company), an international corporate communications and marketing consulting firm. The firm represented American and European based multinational corporations, universities, international not-for-profit organizations and professional service firms, including high profile architectural, design, and law and accounting firms, most with international practices and offices.
Before her career as an entrepreneur, Elizabeth held corporate communications positions with two Fortune 500 companies. For eight years she was Director of Corporate Communications for National Distillers and Chemical Corporation, where she had responsibility for corporate internal and external communications, shareholder and investor relations. From 2007 to 2009, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and through a branding and re-structuring program, she was successful in establishing a national reputation for OCRF, doubling the budget, rebuilding the website and re-organizing the staff.
Active in international and public affairs, she has been a member of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and the Business Council for the United Nations. She was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Ricardo O’Gorman Garden and Center for Resources in the Humanities in New York and served as President, Board of Directors of the Women’s Education Project in 2013. She served on the Century Archives Foundation Board from 2006 through 2016. She is currently on the Board of the Bellevue Literary Review, and a member of the Advisory Committee of New York Live Arts.
Elizabeth Howard was married to the late Thomas B. Moorhead, who served in the Administration of George W. Bush as Deputy Under Secretary of Labor for International Affairs in the United States Department of Labor, from 2001 until his death in April 2003. Ms. Howard traveled with her husband while he was Deputy Under Secretary to Asia (India, Pakistan, and the Philippines), Africa (Morocco, Tanzania, and Zambia), South America (Chile, Peru), and to Australia to visit educational projects designed to take children out of child labor.
She has held adjunct teaching positions at the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University through the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University.
She holds an M.A. from The George Washington University in Washington, DC through the Graduate School of Political Management, an M.S. in communications design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and a B.A. in English literature from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. She studied at the University of Southampton in Bournemouth, UK. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow.
Elizabeth Howard lives in New York City.