HARRISBURG, Penn., February 15, 2023 – Americans for Fair Treatment announced today that its board of directors unanimously appointed Elisabeth Messenger as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
“Elisabeth’s exceptional track record makes her the right choice for AFFT’s next CEO. Since joining the organization as Executive National Director, Elisabeth has been a force for growth and innovation, and as Interim CEO, she has pushed AFFT to be a leader in the public labor space,” said Board Chair Jonathan Goldstein. “The Board has full confidence in Elisabeth’s ability, and we look forward to our continued work together.”
“My colleagues and I consider it a privilege to serve the hardworking Americans who teach our children, protect our communities, care for the vulnerable, and keep the many levels of our government running,” said Elisabeth Messenger. “This is important work, and I am honored to be trusted with the responsibility of this new role.”
About Elisabeth Messenger
Messenger started her career in the publicity department at Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, CA. From there, she learned how to build organizations that would impact culture through positions in operations and business development at Universal Music Group, VEVO, and Beats Music.
In 2016, she transitioned into working with liberty-focused non-profits, with a particular focus on public-sector labor reform. She served as Executive Vice President of the Palmetto Promise Institute in South Carolina, where she grew up, and then became Executive Vice President at the Yankee Institute in Connecticut.
Elisabeth holds a degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina, and her advertising work in grassroots labor reform has won two Reed awards.
About Americans for Fair Treatment
Americans for Fair Treatment is a national nonprofit organization that educates public employees about their rights in a unionized workplace and connects these employees with all available resources to defend those rights. We offer a free membership program, networking opportunities, and professional development scholarships to support qualifying public employees.