Lindsay Ellenbogen

Adjunct Professor

Lindsay Ellenbogen is a communications professional with experience serving public figures in government, private companies and non-profit organizations. 

Most recently, Lindsay worked as public relations manager for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Washington DC. She served as communications advisor during the launch of Building America’s Future, the bi-partisan infrastructure coalition co-chaired by the Mayor and former Governors Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.). The campaign she designed, “Infrastructure’s Dream Team Makes It Happen,” garnered three PRWeek Award Finalist nominations.

Lindsay’s decade-long tenure on Capitol Hill included senior policy and communication positions. She served geographically and politically diverse Democrats: a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, a progressive Senator from the Pacific Northwest and a moderate female Senator from the Deep South. Specifically, she advised on policy positions, developed and executed communication strategy, and served as day-to-day spokeswoman. Her accomplishments include leading a team whose efforts resulted in the passage of the landmark Education Flexibility Partnership Act (Public Law 106-25). She worked as communications director to U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) where she led a team of four. 

In the private sector, Lindsay worked for Ruder Finn Public Relations. She managed political campaigns including a race for current House Chief Deputy Minority Whip Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). 

Lindsay is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. An advocate for children, she founded the Sara Start Fund for Foster Youth and serves on the boards of non-profits dedicated to improving the lives of emerging adults. A Maryland gubernatorial appointee, Lindsay served on the Governor's Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet. In 2016, Lindsay was elected to serve as Vice-Chair of The Phillips Collection art museum in Washington DC.