Elizabeth Christian, a fourth-generation Austinite and journalism graduate of the University of Texas, founded Elizabeth Christian Public Relations in 1995 and served as the firm’s CEO until she sold it to long-time president, Kristin Marcum, in March 2022. Christian currently serves the firm in an of counsel role.
Christian has a four-decade career in public relations, journalism and political affairs. In addition, she is active in the community.
She is a vice chair of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation and past president of the Headliners Club and the Austin Area Research Organization. She is also actively involved with the Greater Austin Economic Development Corp. and the Greater Austin Crime Commission.
Christian has long been a leader of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, having served at various times as chair of the transportation, education and communications committees. She has attended (and helped underwrite) virtually every Chamber intercity trip and has made numerous visits to Washington with Chamber delegations to lobby for Central Texas interests.
Christian and her husband, the recently deceased former Austin Mayor Bruce Todd, have two grown children.