Liz Fontaine

Digital Director



Digital engagement, video storytelling, website design, brand management, persuasive writing, social media

Professional Experience

The McCain Institute for International Leadership, Center for a New American Security

Liz Fontaine joined BGR Public Relations in 2018. As digital director, she focuses on helping clients increase and improve their digital presence. This includes changing the clients’ narratives online, boosting their social media reach and revamping websites to promote clients’ presence and leadership in their sectors.

Before joining BGR, Liz served as director of communications and programming at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington, D.C. She led a five-member team that positioned the Institute as a thought leader in foreign policy. She oversaw all print and electronic communications including newsletters, brochures, event invitations, annual reports, e-newsletters and the Institute’s online presence. The McCain Institute’s social media following more than tripled under her leadership.

She was also responsible for all Institute events, including the Sedona Forum – an annual, high-level, invitation-only foreign policy discussion. Speakers have included leaders in industry, government and philanthropy such as Tony Blair, Howard Buffett, James Clapper, Elon Musk and numerous U.S. legislators.

Prior to the McCain Institute, Liz was creative director of the Center for a New American Security. She was responsible for brand management, overseeing and implementing the design and production of numerous reports and promotional materials, and coordinating events, media relations and congressional outreach.

Earlier in her career, Liz worked as a journalist in Washington state. She is a native of Columbus, Ind.