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My passion for public affairs comes from helping our clients successfully overcome challenges. By navigating the intersection of policy, business and communications, our goal is to deliver results for our clients and make an impact in the communities they serve.
— MARY ELIZABETH
 

Mary Elizabeth Roberson

director of public affairs  

Mary Elizabeth leads Peritus PR’s public affairs, grassroots and issue advocacy efforts. She manages major campaigns and coalition building efforts for clients in a variety of industries including technology, tourism, banking and finance, manufacturing, telecommunications and healthcare. She is a native of Birmingham and a graduate of The University of Alabama where she earned a degree in public relations. Mary Elizabeth currently serves on several local non-profit and civic boards including the YWCA of Central Alabama, the Rotaract Club of Birmingham, Junior League of Birmingham, Ballet Guild, the Freshwater Land Trust and is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and the Alabama Leadership Initiative (Class I). 

SPECIALTY

public affairs, community engagement, issue advocacy, strategic media relations

EXPERIENCE

Alabama Power, Associated Builders & Contractors, Bank of America, United States Navy

PASSIONS

traveling, cooking, coffee, Alabama football (Roll Tide)

PRESENTATION TOPICS

Political Engagement, Coalition Building, Issue and Crisis Management, Grassroots Advocacy, Community Influence

FAVORITE PODCAST & PERITUS BOOK CLUB READ

Podcast: How I Built This

Book Club Read: Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris