President/Co-Founder of the American-Bulgarian Chamber in America,Washington, DC. The Chamber is a business membership organization that promotes,enhances, and develops American-Bulgarian economic relations which foster more positive global business and governmental relationships. Eliz is a Bulgarian-American prominent lobbyist, consultant and public figure in the State of Pennsylvania and its capital. She also manages AKAEVA Consulting, assisting nonprofit community-based organizations and social enterprises. AKAEVA focuses on developing strategies for leaders, organizational board engagement, program effectiveness evaluation and fundraising. Eliz has 20 years of experience in leading campaigns, project development and volunteer stewardship for many organizations through the U.S. Her grant writing and fundraising skills have secured millions of dollars for her clients.