Elizabeth Gonzalez is the Director of Operations and Development at Forbes Tate Partners, and has been with the firm since 2012. In her capacity as Director, Ms. Gonzalez oversees the planning and execution of the firm’s administrative and business operations for all FTP departments. She manages contracts and compliance reports, accounting oversight, multi-department personnel, and office management and event coordination.

Additionally, Ms. Gonzalez works directly with the Founding Partners and Board of Directors as a member of the firm’s management team, focusing on strategic planning, human resources and hiring processes, and internal and external initiatives. Ms. Gonzalez also manages all fundraising activities. She works with the FTP principals to develop and maintain a dynamic list of potential fundraising efforts that embody the firm’s overall philosophy and goals and oversees the coordination and successful execution of these events.

Prior to joining FTP, Ms. Gonzalez worked with various California State legislators from 2004 to 2006, including California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and former California State Senator Deborah Ortiz, researching policy and coordinating constituent events. She also was an Employment Service Specialist at Asian Resources, Inc., a local non-profit organization in Sacramento, California, where she managed a federal youth program administered through the Workforce Investment Act for at-risk youth. While at Asian Resources, Ms. Gonzalez served as a Volunteer Coordinator for a local school board campaign, and as a Policy Committee Member for the Sacramento Works for Better Health initiative with The California Endowment. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez completed a yearlong fellowship with the Women’s Policy Institute under the Women’s Foundation of California working on health reform implementation.

Ms. Gonzalez is originally from Sacramento, California. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Social Services.