Lisa Turner

Senior Director, Research & Political Engagement, Project LPAC

Lisa Turner is a former White House political appointee. She served in the Obama Administration as the Associate Commissioner for External Affairs for the Food and Drug Administration and as the Chief Communications Officer at USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. In 2018, Turner became LPAC’s national political director, where she has built the committee’s electoral structure and the award-winning independent expenditure operation that has helped elect US Senators Tammy Baldwin and Kyrsten Sinema as well as Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot. This cycle she has led the creation and launch of Project LPAC as the senior director of research and political engagement.

Lisa’s career has focused on improving people’s lives through her work in politics. For over 25 years, she has been the president of the The Turner Group, Ltd. a campaign-consulting firm where her portfolio has spanned political innovation, strategy and media advising to candidates, community leaders, philanthropists and national committees.

Turner earned her degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University, is a former UVA Sorensen Institute Political Fellow and has attended Tidewater Community College to learn American Sign Language.

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