Our Team

Elizabeth Everett

Deputy Director and Public Policy Manager

402-261-9671 Ext. 102

Elizabeth Everett is Deputy Director and Public Policy Manager for First Five Nebraska and leads the policy team and the organization’s efforts to promote early childhood as a key economic development principle for the state and communities. Prior to her position at First Five Nebraska, Elizabeth lived in Washington, D.C., and worked for Senator John McCain in both his personal office and on the Senate Armed Services Committee. In these roles, she worked on several pieces of legislation, including the annual National Defense Authorization Act, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act and the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act.

Elizabeth is very active in her community. She is Executive Vice President of the Junior League of Lincoln, on the board of directors for both Friends of Lied and Civic Nebraska and is a member of the Leadership Nebraska Advisory Council.

She holds a B.A. in political science from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in global management and a certificate in responsible management from George Washington University.

Elizabeth and her husband, Rick, live in Lincoln with their dogs, Ruby and Rosie.

Areas of Focus

State and Federal Early Childhood Policy, Business and Economic Development