New York

Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth Howard founded Broadbridge International Group, Ltd., in 1987. Before her career as an entrepreneur, Elizabeth held corporate communications positions with two Fortune 500 companies, National Distillers and Chemical Corporation and Transway International Corporation.

Elizabeth has traveled extensively around the country and internationally to talk about issues related to communications, marketing and business, and human rights. Her articles have appeared in European Communications, Investor Relations, Law Firm Marketing & Profit Report, Communication Arts, Communication World, The Strategist and The New York Law Journal, among others.

She holds an M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., an M.S. in communications design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and a B.A. in English literature from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Michael Ross

Michael Ross is a multidisciplined designer offering over twenty years of international design experience, with expertise in print, identity design and environmental graphics.

His solutions have helped clients achieve their goals by shaping brand experience in all forms of communication. He has built up an extensive wealth of experience working closely with clients spanning a wide array of industries including financial services, retail, telecommunications, industrial manufacturing, hotels and restaurants.

Previously Michael held positions at leading firms including Carbone Smolan Agency, Enterprise IG, WalkerGroup/CNI and Yellow Pencil Company in London, UK. He has also served as a design consultant at Interbrand, Publicis and SiegelGale.

Joan Westmeyer

Joan Westmeyer is an expert editor and proofreader. Before becoming a consultant, she had a successful 25-year career with the City and State of New York, primarily as a senior-level manager charged with producing reports for the public on the status of New York City's finances.

Most recently, she spent two years consulting with the Office of the New York City Comptroller, assisting with the writing and editing of reports on significant public policy issues.

Ms. Westmeyer understands the importance of language in communicating sometimes complicated information to the general public.

She holds a BA with honors from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in public policy from New School University in New York City. She lives in New York City.