Elise K. Aronson Elise K. Aronson is Vice President, Government Relations for MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, a private diversified holding company with interests in a broad portfolio of publicly traded and privately held companies. Current holdings include leading participants across a wide range of industries, including cosmetics, digital entertainment, biotechnology, direct mail, and national defense. Prior to her current position, Elise spent over twelve years on Capitol Hill, beginning in 1996, working for the then-House International Relations Committee. She left the Committee in 1997 to work for Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) as a Legislative Assistant from 1997 to 2000, covering military and health issues. In 2000, Elise joined the office of Congressman Jim Saxton (R-NJ) as the Legislative Director, responsible for managing the legislative staff in his Washington office. In 2003, she was promoted to Chief of Staff, overseeing all of his legislative and political operations in Washington, serving this in capacity until 2008. Elise is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC, where she obtained a B.A. in International Relations in 1996.