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ELIZABETH M. YANG

President

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Elizabeth M. Yang is a founder and President of WStrong LLC. She is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of management experience, including strategic planning and budgeting, volunteer mobilization, board relations, grant administration, policy development, program and staff management, and fund development.


Elizabeth founded WStrong LLC, with a law school classmate and a former colleague, because she wanted to promote opportunities and engagement that prioritize individual and organizational well-being and advancement. She is always looking for creative and meaningful ways to advance WStrong LLC’s underlying philosophies of integrated and collective solutions and to make a difference. She is very much enjoying the opportunity to apply her expertise, talents, and commitment to new endeavors and partnerships, and, ultimately, to a greater audience. Most recently, she has been able to apply her vast election law knowledge toward a healthy portfolio of articles and presentations on voting rights. Elizabeth has also been invigorated by the challenge of applying integrated solutions, combining her technological and substantive expertise, to serve as an executive producer for several video projects celebrating the right vote.

She excels at building local, state, and national relationships and networks. Her career is best seen through the lens of public service and the critical need for access to and equal justice for all members of our society. She is a national expert in election law and is currently a member of the American Bar Association ("ABA") Standing Committee on Election Law. She also serves on the Council of the Section of State and Local Government Law of the ABA and chairs its inaugural Committee on Elections and Voting Rights.

Prior to founding WStrong LLC, Elizabeth served as the Deputy Director of the ABA Division for Public Services for over two decades. In this capacity, she focused on programming, policy development, and initiatives that highlighted the important role of the legal profession in the fields of election administration and voting rights, bioethics, and disaster response and preparedness. Elizabeth also managed a portfolio of public interest entities related to homelessness and poverty and immigration law. She is an innovative and accomplished author, creator, public speaker, and team builder who believes in mentoring and creating paths of advancement and well-being for her colleagues and associates.

Elizabeth earned her BA in Rhetoric and Communications Studies from the University of Virginia and a JD from Syracuse University College of Law.

Elizabeth enjoys working out, traveling, and exploring new cuisines and dining experiences. She currently resides with her family in Northern Virginia.





LEANNE PFAUTZ

Chief Operating Officer

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Leanne Pfautz has over 25 years experience in project management and administrative oversight.


She has focused on strategic goal setting and implementation towards more successful policy development, innovation in publication delivery, project advancement and programming enrichment. She is a team builder and works to ensure there is fun in the process. Leanne has a BA in Political Science (serving on her Town Council for 7 years and involved in countless political and local issue campaigns). Leanne earned her JD from the University of Baltimore. Leanne is an avid reader, loves to take long bicycle rides and walks with her dogs, volunteers with her local Master Gardener program, and is always researching for the next adventure.





 

ELIZABETH J. FABRIZIO

Vice President

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Elizabeth J. Fabrizio is a professional with 20 years of work experience in information outreach in the fields of labor and employment law and international law.


She is an accomplished writer and editor, as well as a strategic thinker. She advocates for LGBTQ+ youth and is very interested in education issues and matters of social justice and racial equity. Elizabeth earned a JD from the Syracuse University College of Law and an MA in International Relations from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. In her spare time, she enjoys Pilates, reading and writing fiction, and designing handmade crafts from sustainable materials. She lives in Northern Virginia with her family.