Lisa is a communications, partnership, and branding strategist with more than 25 years of broad experience in business, K-12 education, and nonprofit environments. As Director of External Relations, she brings to HFLI a strong focus on social responsibility, a proven ability to connect people, organizations, and opportunities in purposeful ways, and a creative confidence that she nurtures in herself and others. She is responsible for all facets of strategic communications and is the contact for media inquiries. Lisa started working with HFLI in 2006, and has been an integral part of our growth, including our 2015 re-brand, the ongoing development of HFLI’s Design Thinking programs for adults and youth, and the planning, launch and ongoing activities of HFLI’s Henry Ford Academies. Prior to her work at HFLI, Lisa was a senior account executive with The Devon Group; during her nearly seven years at the PR firm she managed client, press and analyst relationships, garnering positive national coverage and awards that catalyzed business results for HR tech clients. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Miami University in Ohio, and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. A committed lifelong learner, she was a 2013 AFP Detroit Chapter Fisher Fellow, a 2014 NSPRA Don Bagin Memorial Scholarship recipient, and our 2016 Points of Light (now Acumen) Civic Accelerator team manager.