Adrienne Elrod, Director of External and Government Affairs, CHIPS Program Office
Adrienne Elrod is a veteran of three presidential campaigns and was most recently President of Elrod Strategies, a strategic communications firm specializing in influencer engagement and public affairs. During the 2020 general election, Elrod served as Biden for President’s director of strategy and operations and served as Director of Talent and External Affairs for the Biden Inaugural. Elrod served as Hillary for America’s Director of Strategic Communications during the 2016 primary and general presidential election. She served nearly six years as chief of staff to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. During Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, Elrod served as regional press secretary, Texas communications director, and deputy director of the congressional delegate selection office. Elrod began her career in President Clinton’s administration, serving in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She later returned to her home state to join the Arkansas Democratic Party as communications director and worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as well as several other Congressional offices and campaigns. Elrod is a graduate of Texas Christian University.