As President of Ellig Group, Lisa is committed to the firm’s legacy purpose-driven mission of driving diversity in our core offerings of executive search, board advisory and leadership development and furthering our range of services designed for senior-level executives and board leaders. Lisa brings over 30 years of experience helping leadership teams transform cultures, companies and individuals’ lives through innovative talent strategies, DEI initiatives, career development, and coaching.
In addition to her expertise in recruiting outstanding leaders for the C-suite and boards, she is passionate about assessing and developing talent, organizational effectiveness, and total rewards. Lisa’s depth and breadth of expertise will further increase Ellig Group’s focus on leadership advisory services and assessments, enabling our clients to enhance their cultures, build rewarding careers and drive strong business results.
Most recently, Lisa spent over 10 years at Lincoln Financial Group as their Chief People, Place, and Brand Officer. In this capacity, she led human resources, corporate marketing, enterprise communications, corporate social responsibility, the foundation, facilities, aviation, and corporate strategic real estate. She was a member of the Senior Management Committee, reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer.
Before Lincoln, Lisa held several executive roles in human resources and organizational development at Thomson Reuters, including CHRO of Thomson Learning. She has played key leadership roles in several company digital technology transformations and offshoring initiatives to drive global efficiencies to streamline operations, and improve client and employee experience.
Lisa will continue as a Board advisor for several HR technology-driven start-up organizations and is a Limited Partner in and Operating Advisor to The 98. With a deep passion for philanthropy, Lisa serves on The Eagles Charitable Foundation as a board member, and responsible for the Investment Committee, and is a Board of Trustee for the Academy of Music and Philadelphia Orchestra.
Lisa has received several notable recognitions, including being elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) in 2018, one of the Top 25 Global CHROs by N2Growth and Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2020, and named one of the 50 Boldly Inspirational Leaders by Employ Humanity. She was named HR Executive of the year in 2017 by Human Resources Executive Publication, and in 2021, she received the distinguished HR Executive Award with the co-founders of People + Work Connect. She serves as Chair of the HR Policy Institute at Questrom School, Boston University. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
Lisa is a mentor to many, helping to transform their lives, and enriches her life by being grounded as a dedicated mom, wife, and friend. She resides between Gladwyne, Pa, and NYC with her husband Phil, son, and two English Cream Golden Retrievers. In addition to her professional endeavors, she enjoys paddleboarding, boating, country music and cooking with her family.