Elizabeth Albrycht Chief Strategist Albrycht McClure & Partners (A.M.P.) Communications
Elizabeth Albrycht has more than 14 years of public relations experience, the majority of which has been in the high technology arena. She was immersed in the esoterica of parallel computing for a few years, then branched out into the many-faceted world of distributed computing: hardware, software, networking equipment and the Internet. Elizabeth firmly believes that any technology can be explained to the average non-technological person in such a way that he or she can clearly understand its benefits.
Her specific focus these days is on educating companies about how to use new communications technologies to more effectively tell their stories. You can read her commentary daily at her blog: CorporatePR
- InfiniCon? Systems
- Sygate Technologies, Inc.
- Electric Knowledge, Inc
- Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.
- Clarent Corporation
- FullTime? Software (bought by Legato, Inc.)
- Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA)
- Help Desk Institute (HDI)
- The Future of Work
- Gate-3 WorkClub?
- Best Buddies Maryland
- United Cerebral Palsy Golden Gate Chapter
- El Cajon Project
Before starting Albrycht McClure?
& Partners (A.M.P.) Communications in 2000, Elizabeth worked for TSI Communications Worldwide for nearly six years in both its New York City and Silicon Valley offices. In her last position, she was a senior vice president with responsibility for strategy, account management and business development. Before joining TSI, she was a communications manager at Gemini Consulting, a leading worldwide management-consulting firm.
Living through the tremendous growth of the construction of the Internet has increased Elizabethís interest in the social impact of technology, with a particular emphasis on how technology is talked about. Therefore, she started taking classes towards a Masterís degree in Science and Technology Studies, and got about halfway done until the urge hit to move to Europe. She still studies, however, and is seeking another option for continuing her education, preferably online. She has also taken courses in bioethics, meteorology and geography since getting her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations at Boston Universityís College of Communication.
Elizabeth has wide ranging personal interests. These include:
Reading: Elizabeth has so many books she has had to lease a storage space for them, as they donít fit in her apartment. She particularly likes hard science fiction (Greg Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson, Steven Barnes, David Brin) and fantasy (JRR Tolkein, Robert Jordan, Sherri Tepper, Octavia Butler, Robert Silverberg). When it comes to non-fiction, she likes reading about science/technology issues.
Backpacking: Her favorite trip was a 30-mile, 4-day extravaganza, hiking from Yosemiteís Tuolumne Meadows to Jacobís Meadows at Mammoth Mountain. Other trips have included: Bull Run Lake in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness and Lake Catherine, located above Hetch Hetchy Resevoir. Unfortunately, she hasnít been out in the last couple of years, having been exploring new urban environments like Paris, France.
Embroidery: Unfortunately, Elizabeth has no artistic talent at all when it comes to painting or drawing. Therefore, needlework is clearly a good alternative for meeting her creative need to create order from chaos, and is much more satisfying than ironing.