As one of the founders of Thornberg & Forester, Elizabeth Kiehner was a pioneer in rebuilding the traditional agency model. She saw clients shifting away from partnering with large, corporate agencies that offer limited and expensive client services and in response Elizabeth and her co-founders, Scott Matz and Justin Meredith, built a new creative studio. They created a company that offers a seam- less and cost-efficient client experience with services ranging from creative concepting, content creation, design and branding as well as a host of digital services. At Thornberg & Forester, Elizabeth Kiehner oversees all client assignments and ensures that forward thinking and innovative storytelling remain the focus of the production process from concept to completion. She also leads the engineering of client projects and is the person clients count on to make it happen. Elizabeth brings to Thornberg & Forester years of management and business development experience that have given her a deep knowledge of how to both lead a team and produce powerful experiential branded storytelling experiences. From site specific installations for Disney and LPL to 3D campaigns for blue-chip brands like GE and Microsoft, Elizabeth celebrates the marriage of technology and creativity.
Elizabeth started her career in the industry at EURO RSCG in Chicago and Suissa Miller in LA before the urge to return to the East Coast brought opportunities to run production and drive growth at some of the leading design firms in Manhattan generating award-winning creative for Apple, American Express, Samsung, Sony, HBO, Showtime, Nike, Sundance and network redesigns for Discovery, SpikeTV, CBS, AMC among others.
The great-granddaughter of a coal miner, Elizabeth left rural Pennsylvania to study visual media at American University and FAMU in Prague. She has shown her photography in Japan and Tanzania.