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Lisa Coen

Lisa Coen

During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Lisa supported the Trump campaign. In the primaries, she worked as Deputy Campaign Manager for the Carson for President Campaign. During that time, she involved experienced professionals in the campaign’s policy team and steered development of health care, government reform, tax, education, and immigration policy plans. She also helped build the successful digital media team, which created the top social media position and audience among all primary candidates for several months. In addition, she implemented the Students4Carson outreach team, engaging nearly 14,000 students at over 3,900 schools to activate grassroots strategies.

Working in the Administration of President George W. Bush, Lisa built a strong understanding of the interagency process and relevant agencies and departments focused on domestic and global business and trade. She served as White House National Security Council Director and managed the G-8 (now G-20) process, which prioritized global public health, energy security, education, and international economic and trade issues. She also served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand) and as Deputy Assistant USTR for Congressional Affairs. In addition, she supported the Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs on regional economic issues involving the Middle East and North Africa and policy issues relating to trade, sanctions, export controls, investment, and energy security. Early in her career, Lisa also worked for Senator John Chafee (R-RI), a Senate Finance Committee member, on trade issues.

In recent years, Lisa has built a strong track record in the results-driven private sector. She has experience building effective external affairs programs on substantive policy issues and has implemented impactful engagement strategies with a range of U.S. and global stakeholders.

Lisa worked previously as Vice President and Head of Global Public and Government affairs at Bayer CropScience, and helping to ensure the company was an effective partner with policymakers and external stakeholders in support of a safe, sustainable global food supply. Prior to that, she led the Novartis Vaccines Government Affairs and Policy team, helping to foster improved product market access and global public health. She also worked as Vice President of Public Affairs at Pfizer, seeking to improve biopharmaceutical product access for patients in developed and emerging markets.

Lisa received her law degree from George Washington University and her master’s degree in communications and public relations from Georgetown University, both with academic honors. She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

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