Executive Director, Lightning Foundation & VP, Philanthropy & Community Initiatives


"We at the Tampa Bay Lightning are committed to welcoming everyone to the great game of hockey…we are honored to have the opportunity to use the platform of hockey and other events we host at Amalie Arena to heighten awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion in our community at all levels, and to encourage teamwork and conversations in the workplace and throughout the entire Tampa Bay community."

Elizabeth Frazier is entering her seventh season with the Tampa Bay Lightning as Executive Director of the Lightning Foundation and Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Initiatives. Elizabeth has led a transformation of the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Relations departments, including the development of the Lightning Community Heroes program to recognize and celebrate inspirational individuals throughout the community and to honor their efforts through the donation of over $20M over a ten year period to eligible non-profits the launch of an organization-wide employee volunteer program called C.H.A.R.G.E, the launch of the Community Heroes of Tomorrow program, and the coordination of dozens of impactful programs throughout the greater Tampa Bay community.

Prior to working with the Lightning, Elizabeth lived in the Washington D.C. area, where she held Director positions in Operations, Communications and Senior Board Governance and Philanthropy with The SEED Foundation, a national non-profit that provides innovative educational opportunities to at-risk youth. Prior to SEED, Elizabeth worked for a consultancy, a financial services firm and an international economic development agency, serving as a consultant to clients in a variety of Fortune 500 companies. She has expertise in marketing & strategic planning, organizational transformation, performance measurement, communications and donor cultivation.

Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature with a Certificate in European Cultural Studies from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Elizabeth is a community volunteer and has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia, North and South America, Africa, and Europe.


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