Spokesperson, Hillary for America
Adrienne Elrod is a spokesperson for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary for America.
With over 16 years of government, communications, and campaign experience, Adrienne Elrod is a seasoned strategist and government operative. Prior to joining Hillary Clinton's campaign, Adrienne was the Vice President of Communications for American Bridge PAC and the Communications Director for Correct the Record, a strategic research and rapid response effort that defends potential Democratic presidential candidates from right-wing, baseless attacks.
Elrod previously served as Chief of Staff to California Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, where she led the legislative and communications agenda for a senior California member of Congress. Prior to working for Rep. Sanchez, Elrod served as a campaign aide to the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, where she held a variety of positions, including regional press secretary, Texas Communications Director, and Deputy Director of the Congressional Delegate Selection office.
A native of Arkansas, Adrienne started her career as a political appointee to President Bill Clinton’s Administration, serving as the executive assistant to the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, and later as a Special Assistant at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she worked under the leadership of Secretary Cuomo to develop and expand the Communities for Safer Guns Coalition. At the end of the Administration, Elrod moved back to Arkansas, joining the Arkansas Democratic Party as its communications director during an active election cycle which resulted in the election of Senator Mark Pryor.
After a brief stint at a political consulting firm in Little Rock, Elrod moved back to Washington to serve as Rep. Mike Ross’s (AR) communications director. During the 2004 election cycle she took a leave of absence to manage the campaign of Rep. Nick Lampson (TX). In March of 2005 she joined the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as the regional press secretary, working with candidates across the country under the leadership of Chairman Rahm Emanuel, ultimately resulting in a Democratic takeover of the House in 2007. She joined freshman Rep. Ron Klein’s (FL) team in 2008 as his Deputy Chief of Staff, helping him devise his policy agenda, resulting in legislative successes that earned him the title of “Rookie of the Year” by Politico.
Adrienne received her B.A. in journalism from Texas Christian University.