Ellen is the leading independent spokesperson for working people in the United States. During the Southern California supermarket strike of 2003 and 2004, she was quoted throughout the world as the workers’ primary presenter of information and opinion.
Ellen joined BCI in 1984, working in all aspects of the firm’s business before acquiring the company in 2003.
BCI products created under her leadership have won dozens of awards for excellence in writing and graphics. In addition to her work at BCI, Ellen serves as the director of the Food & Drug Conference, which has grown into an organization that represents all aspects of the food and drug industries, including decision-making senior and middle-level management, labor, information technology and others.
She is the founding president of the Coalition to Advance Working Women, a vice president of the International Labor Communication Association, a trustee on a Taft-Hartley Benefits Trust and a board member for the Loveall Foundation for Children in Northern California.
Ellen is a featured speaker at IFEBP (International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans) conferences, an annual convention on the subject of effective communication, and chairs several union scholarship committees.
Early in her career, she worked in marketing for Columbia Pictures Television, coordinating special events and creating promotional materials. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.