Elizabeth Jeffett is an entrepreneur with extensive experience and contacts in the non-profit and professional tennis business. She is a member of the International Lawn Tennis Club of the United States of America, vice president and trustee of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation, and a board member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Ms. Jeffett owns and operates Jeffett Investment properties, LLC and King Air Partners, LLC—a real estate investment company. She is a business partner of Stephen Lewinstein (ownership group-Boston Celtics), in real estate partnerships in New England. These business and philanthropic experiences helped create the heroine, Alex Sheridan.
Jeffett also serves as a consulting, minority owner of Denver-based oil company, Willsource Enterprise, which had been a source of inspiration for this novel.
Prior to serving in these capacities, Ms. Jeffett served as director and board chairman of the Center for Urban Ministry at Wake Forest University, co-founder and president of Brinker-Jeffett Communications, chairperson of the Maureen Connolly Challenge Trophy event between USA and Great Britain, executive director of the Virginia Slims of Dallas (also known as the Avon Championships of Dallas), executive director and tournament director of the Virginia Slims of Denver, which was what inspired the author to set much of the story of Fractured in the Rocky Mountains and Denver.
Ms. Jeffett is a published author of Silent Partners, and has penned several other manuscripts currently in process for future publication. She is a member of The Authors Guild and she is active in many civic organizations. She assisted with the initial fundraising the National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award (recipients include President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and Oprah Winfrey). She is a member of the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth, a life member of the United States Tennis Association, a Society of Fellows member of the Aspen Institute, and has served as an advisory board member of haitichildren.org.