2016 - Elizabeth Peace
Mrs. Virginia America
Elizabeth Peace is an Air Force veteran, and former journalist and TV news anchor. After working on Capitol Hill as a communications director and speechwriter for Congress, she now serves as the Director of Public and Congressional Affairs Office for Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona.
She is a blogger and podcaster for Peace Talks, and founded the Sgt. BARK coloring books in 2017 designed to protect military children from child sexual abuse. She is a trained facilitator for Darkness to Light, teaching the Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention program.
Elizabeth is the founder of St. George News, the largest news and media organization in southern Utah, volunteers as a judge for the Society of Professional Journalists annual Media in Excellence awards, and taught social media, broadcast journalism and public relations courses in the DC area. She now owns Clique Public Relations.
An avid volunteer, she has served on the board of directors for the Washington City Chamber of Commerce and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). She was dance captain of the Chaparrals, a volunteer for domestic violence victims and volunteered to mentor at-risk youth.