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Lisa Benenson

Lisa Benenson is Vice President, Communications & Strategy, at the Brennan Center for Justice. In that role, she serves on the organization’s executive management team and leads communications strategies and initiatives, marketing and brand, and digital presence.

She was previously at the United Nations, where she served as the Deputy Director of Communications for UNICEF, and at the Natural Resources Defense Council as Chief Communications Officer.

Before embarking on her career in the non-profit sector, Benenson was a journalist. She held senior executive roles at publications including Newsweek and The Daily Beast, Hallmark Magazine and Working Mother and Working Woman. Earlier in her journalism career, Benenson was a reporter and editor at Newsday, and at The Denver Post.

Lisa has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and was a contributor for the Weekend Today Show. She has also appeared on national broadcast programs including NBC Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, Oprah, and Good Morning America.

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