Lisa received an M.S. in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a results-driven non-profit leader with an extensive background in advocacy, political strategy, and development. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the PLEN Board of Directors and as the Director of Unite America, Inc. As an engaging, well-known public speaker, Lisa is regarded as a mentor and advisor on political involvement best practices with her background in management, advocacy coaching, and policy education. A native Washingtonian, Lisa lives in D.C. with her husband, Tom Thompson. Her son, Thomas Lynch, graduated from Tulane in 2015. In her free time, Lisa is an avid quilter in addition to holding a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Her Newcomb and Tulane volunteer service includes being a member of her 10-year, 30-year, and 35-year reunion committees, and a part of the Washington, D.C. Alumni Club. Here is why she volunteers for Newcomb –“I volunteer for Newcomb because of my personal experience as a student in girls’ and women’s schools. I am committed to helping women achieve career and personal goals through active mentoring and sponsorship. It’s important to give back to Newcomb to preserve its legacy and actively teach the heritage of the College. It matters to connect with current students, to support their growth and success, in college and beyond. I believe the best way to teach the lessons of women’s empowerment, and the legacy of Newcomb College is to lead by example. This is my commitment.”
Read Lisa's March 2020 Q&A with the Tulane Alumni Association.
Watch Lisa's address to 2020 graduates.
Read Lisa's address to alumnae in the 2020 NEWCOMB Magazine.