As creative director and consultant
Elizabeth Howard has never had barriers between her life, work, art and writing. Experience, sense of place and exploration define the choices she makes, seeking collaboration, flexibility, spontaneity and responsiveness in the projects she designs and engages with.
As the host and producer of the Short Fuse Podcast, she engages individuals in lively and provocative conversations around how the arts can affect social change. The Short Fuse Podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Simplecast. It is distributed through the Arts Fuse, an online journal of art commentary and criticism.
She was named the inaugural Madeleine L’Engle Fellow at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York (2018-2020) and assisted in the planning and then moderated “Close Conversations,” attracting leading academics, writers, policy experts and journalists to discuss race relations, immigration, education and climate change in an open and inspiring forum.
As a creative director and communications consultant she is recognized for her creative approach in working with clients and assisting them in their messaging, branding and media, as they stride past boundaries in search of the new. Her portfolio includes authors, artists, and cultural organizations; business leaders, universities, nonprofit organizations; and professional service firms, including high-profile architectural and design firms, often with international practices.
She has been consulting since 1987 when she founded Broadbridge International Group, Ltd. an international corporate communications and marketing consulting firm. Her lens on business has come through investigating the outcomes of policy decisions across the globe through international travel and activism.She has researched food insecurity in Ethiopia and visited educational initiatives in South Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia. This focus on the interconnectedness of humanity and resources is central to her work. Before her career as an entrepreneur, Elizabeth held corporate communications positions for two Fortune 500 corporations.
Elizabeth has been a member of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and the Business Council for the United Nations; a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Ricardo O’Gorman Library in New York, and has served as President, Board of Directors of the Women’s Education Project, and on the Board of the Editorial Review Committee of the Bellevue Literary Review.
Throughout her career she has served on numerous Boards of Directors, co-chaired events and worked to support nonprofit organizations.
Elizabeth holds an M.A. from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, an M.S. in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, and a B.A. in English Literature from Plymouth State University. She is a MacDowell Fellow.