The Post Star May 1, 2016 U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., on Friday co-sponsored legislation Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, introduced in November to direct the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to contract with independent contractors to handle a backlog of…
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise April 29, 2016 PLATTSBURGH – North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is looking to improve benefits for caregivers of seriously wounded military veterans. Her opponents feel it is too little, too late. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, recently testified at…
The Post Star April 27, 2016 Stefanik co-sponsors legislation to expand scope of small business counseling centers U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, on Tuesday was an original co-sponsor of legislation Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Utica, introduced to expand the scope of…
Elise Stefanik is a small businesswoman who works in North Country sales, marketing and management for Premium Plywood Products, Inc., her family’s company that was founded in Upstate New York over twenty years ago.
Growing up in a small business family, Elise learned, lived, and understands the values of hard work, perseverance, difficulties, and risk that go along with building, operating, and growing an Upstate small business that provides jobs in today’s challenging economy. With over one thousand customers, Premium Plywood Products is one of the largest wholesale distributors of hardwood plywoods and specialty wood products in Upstate New York. Premium Plywood Products’ materials are in Upstate New York homes, schools, businesses, colleges and universities, hospitals, grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, community centers, military bases and more.
Prior to her work at her family’s company, Elise has served in a variety of roles in public policy in Upstate New York and nationally.
Elise most recently served as Director of Vice Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan where she oversaw all debate preparations for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. She served as Director of Communications for the Foreign Policy Initiative, which launched Defending Defense, a coalition of think tanks warning of the dangers of the sequester. Prior to her think tank work, she served as the Policy Director for Governor Pawlenty’s Presidential campaign.
From 2006 – 2009, Elise served in the West Wing of the White House as part of President George W. Bush’s Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Chief of Staff’s office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.
As the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college, Elise graduated with Honors from Harvard University where she was only one of three women honored with the Women’s Leadership Award. She served on the Student Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the largest political undergraduate organization.
Elise was born and raised in Upstate New York and has worked on numerous campaigns at the State, Congressional, Senate and Presidential level – including in New York State dating back to her days volunteering for the Republican State Committee while in high school. She lives in Willsboro, NY.
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