After a successful SME career spanning over 32 years, which focused mainly in the hospitality industry where she owned, built, and operated franchised hotel locations throughout Texas & Louisiana, as well as owning and operating restaurants, bars, consultancies, and more- she tried to retire. A true businesswoman at heart, Liz leapt at the opportunity to build upon AmCham Abu Dhabi’s 3+decade strong history and lead in into the new decade and beyond. Her fierce “of the members, by the members, for the members” philosophy has resonated well, and AmCham Abu Dhabi is highly engaged with robust sector committees and their city, state and federal outreach across all sectors. A tireless advocate for US-UAE business collaboration and a community leader for equality in business, Liz holds a Bs/Bc from Shorter University. She has been a speaker at many industry events in the USA & UAE, was a key member of the Texas Business Travel Association and is a permanent UAE resident.