Senior Vice President, Ogilvy Government Relations
Elena Tompkins is a senior vice president at Ogilvy Government where she provides strategic advice on legislative and regulatory issues and builds and manages coalitions.
With over a decade of experience in Washington, Ms. Tompkins has extensive experience working with Members of Congress and the Executive Branch representing interests in areas such as financial services reform, pension issues, tax reform and health care. Ms. Tompkins manages and works with coalitions involved in efforts to reform the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as well as regulatory issues resulting from the Dodd-Frank legislation. Ms. Tompkins works closely with clients to identify legislative initiatives and opportunities to further their agendas.
Prior to joining Ogilvy Government Relations in 2005, Ms. Tompkins was an appointee in the George W. Bush Administration serving as a Senior Legislative Officer in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Labor. Ms. Tompkins was the Congressional liaison on behalf of the Employment Standards Administration, the Department’s largest agency. Ms. Tompkins developed and implemented legislative strategy on two of the Department’s largest regulatory reforms in more than fifty years, including changes to financial disclosure reporting requirements for the largest labor unions and major changes to the laws governing overtime for white collar workers. Ms. Tompkins was also responsible for legislative initiatives for the Office of Workers Compensation and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Prior to her government service, Ms. Tompkins was a Legislative Affairs Specialist at Patton Boggs, LLP. During her 10 years at the firm, Ms. Tompkins represented a variety of clients from Fortune 500 companies to trade associations. She worked on numerous trade-related issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), extension of trade promotion authority, and labor issues.
Ms. Tompkins holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.