Empowered or Exploited Entrepreneurs: Voters Determine Rideshare Drivers’ Fate on November Ballot

Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with communications expert and cofounder of South & Hill Strategies Lizzy Guyton about what the research on the profiles and preferences of rideshare drivers tells us about the industry, and the possible effects of designating independent contractors as employees.


Lizzy Guyton is a veteran communications strategist with more than a decade of experience in high-stakes issues at the state and national level.  Before founding South & Hill Strategies, Ms. Guyton served as Communications Director to Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. As an original member of the Administration’s senior staff since Baker’s inauguration in 2015, she crafted and oversaw all public messaging, including several high-profile crises and historic challenges. Most recently, Ms. Guyton spearheaded the communications strategy for Massachusetts’ COVID-19 statewide response, which has emerged as a national leader in several categories.  Her dynamic skill set has been honed in the fast-paced and demanding environment of the Executive Office– where she is constantly at the epicenter of balancing government, politics and private sector challenges. Prior to joining the Baker-Polito Administration, Ms. Guyton worked on Capitol Hill and ran communications for high profile senate and congressional campaigns in New England and the Midwest. Ms. Guyton graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY.

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