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Elizabeth Smith


  • B.S., Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • M.B.A., Case Western Reserve, Weatherhead School, Cleveland, OH


  • Intro to Public Relations


  • U.S. EPA Smart Growth Award for Overall Excellence - Lancaster County Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan - 2009
  • Pennsylvania Planning Association Public Outreach Award - best video - 2007
  • Public Relations Society of America Keystone Award - best video - 2007
  • Pennsylvania Planning Association Award - Training and Education of Realtors - 2006
  • Public Relations Society of American Community Relations Award - Communications and Community Relations - 2006

Recent Publications

  • Waldo Lonsbury Semon, A Man of Ideas. Geon Company. University of Michigan Press. 2010
  • Envision Lancaster County video production for Lancaster County Planning Commission. Lancaster, PA. May, 2006
  • FYI newsletter. Lancaster County Planning Commission. Lancaster, PA. 2004-2009
  • Copper Update tabloid. International Copper Association. New York, NY. 2000-2003
  • From Missouri to Mars video production for the Timken Company's 100th Anniversary. Canton, OH. 2009

Recent Presentations

  • "Strategic Communications: Implications for Short and Long-Term Planning" for PRSA APR Training. Central Penn College. Summerdale, PA. 2013
  • "History of Planning, 50 Years and Counting" Lancaster County Planning Commissions's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Millersville University, Lancaster, PA. 2008
  • "Branding: Copper Connects Life." International Copper Association Annual Conference. Intercontinental Hotel. London, England. 2001
  • "Communications Planning" for International Communicators and the Timken Company. Hilton Hotel. Canton, OH. 1998


  • Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Board of Directors
  • Public Relations Society of America, Board of Directors for Central Pennsylvania Chapter and Mid-Atlantic
  • District and PRSA National Assembly Delegate
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