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Lisa Hernández Gioia

Head of External Affairs 
With a 20-year record of accomplishments at the intersection of business, politics, and philanthropy, Lisa is a trusted advisor known for facilitating partnerships and collaboration at all levels.

Lisa has advised principals at the highest levels of business, politics, and philanthropy. Most recently, Lisa reported directly to the CEO of the Related Companies, where she coordinated with external and internal stakeholders for the development and launch of Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate venture in American history.

Previously, she was a senior aide to Secretary Hillary Clinton, and in 2016 built a thousand-member committee of top business leaders, philanthropists, and celebrities and served as their liaison to the campaign. She was an advisor for the inaugural Clinton Global Initiative in 2005 and remained a consultant for a decade. 

Earlier in her career, Lisa advised elected officials, including office holders and candidates for U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, Governors, Attorneys General, and Speakers of the NYC Council.

Lisa currently serves on the board of the Drum Major Institute and co-chairs the building committee for the Marymount School of New York. She previously served on the board and executive committee of Alicia Keys’ Keep A Child Alive. 

Lisa earned her B.A. in Political Communication from the University of Washington.