Lisa Harrison

Lisa Harrison, Senior Vice President of Communications, American Iron and Steel Institute

Lisa Harrison is the Senior Vice President of Communications for AISI, where she is responsible for development, planning and execution of both internal and external communications tied to the Institute’s strategic plan and mission. She also serves as a key company spokesperson and is a member of the CEO’s senior management team.

For five years, Harrison served as vice president of communications at the ACC, where she ran the communications and public affairs department and was responsible for a $25 million advertising and advocacy campaign to educate target audiences and stakeholders about the chemical industry and its products.  She also served as a presidential appointee at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where she was the Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, and at the National Park Service where she was the Director of Communications/Special Assistant to the Director for the national park system.

For 19 years, Harrison served as Director of Communications and Deputy Chief of Staff for former Senator (previously Congressman) Bob Smith (R-NH), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  Harrison served as chief spokesperson, communications advisor and media strategist.

Before coming to AISI, Harrison was a strategic communications consultant at Hillmer, Inc., where she was responsible for development and implementation of stakeholder outreach programs, online media, policy and program launches, spokesperson training, messaging, media relations, branding, public relations and strategic communications planning for a diverse range of government and commercial clients.