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Elizabeth Golden

Executive Vice President for Communications, Marketing, and Government and Community Affairs

Liz GoldenElizabeth Golden, executive vice president for communications, marketing, and government and community affairs, is responsible for advancing NYU Langone Health’s reputation and unique brand identity as one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. As leader of the Office of Government and Community Affairs, Ms. Golden oversees engagement with city, state, and federal officials, community boards, and community-based organizations to create partnerships and synergies that enhance the vibrancy of the communities in which NYU Langone’s patients reside.

In this role, she leads the institution’s engagement with its diverse audiences of patients, staff, and key stakeholders. This includes development and implementation of NYU Langone’s public affairs, digital engagement, internal communications, government and community affairs, and traditional and digital marketing and advertising strategies. Throughout her career, executives and senior leaders have relied on Ms. Golden’s counsel on critical communications and public affairs issues. She specializes in embedding storytelling to boost organizational thought leadership, employee engagement, and cultural transformation.

A member of Fast Company’s Impact Council and named by Reuters as one of 20 Trailblazing Women in Healthcare in 2024, Ms. Golden brings decades of experience in developing holistic corporate affairs strategies in highly regulated environments, including pharmaceuticals, finance, and government. Prior to joining NYU Langone, she spent 17 years at Pfizer Inc., where she led several transformative corporate affairs initiatives involving corporate reputation, external and internal communications, and public affairs. Most recently, Ms. Golden was the vice president and chief of staff for Pfizer’s chief commercial officer and president of the global biopharmaceuticals business, where she served as a member of the leadership team. Before joining Pfizer, she worked in communications and external affairs at Columbia University, in marketing and communications at Citigroup, and as press secretary to Senator John Breaux.

Ms. Golden holds a bachelor’s degree in law and society, with a minor in communications, from American University. She also holds a master’s degree in public administration specializing in financial management from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.