SVP, Philanthropy and Community Relations; Executive Director, Lightning Foundation & Tampa Bay Lightning
Elizabeth Frazier is entering her eighth season with the Tampa Bay Lightning as Executive Director of the Lightning Foundation and Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Initiatives. Elizabeth has led a transformation of the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Relations departments, including the development of the Lightning Community Heroes program to recognize inspirational individuals throughout the community and to donate over $20M over a ten year period to eligible non-profits, the creation and launch of an organization-wide employee volunteer program called C.H.A.R.G.E, the launch of the Community Heroes of Tomorrow program, and the creation and execution of dozens of arts, literacy, and community outreach programs throughout the greater Tampa Bay community.
Prior to working with the Lightning, Elizabeth lived in the Washington D.C. area, where she held Director positions in Operations, Communications and Senior Board Governance and Philanthropy with The SEED Foundation, a national non-profit that provides innovative educational opportunities to at-risk youth. She has expertise in marketing & strategic planning, organizational transformation, performance measurement, communications and donor cultivation.
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature with a Certificate in European Cultural Studies from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Elizabeth is a Tampa native, a community volunteer, and has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, North and South America, Africa, and Europe.