Lisa Benenson is Chief Communications Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Leading a team of 64 people spanning NRDC’s offices, Lisa is responsible for brand and marketing, digital presence, and communications strategies and initiatives worldwide. Lisa joined NRDC in October 2013. She most recently served at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, where she was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications. Prior to her role at UNICEF, Lisa was a magazine editor, holding senior executive roles at publications including Newsweek and The Daily Beast, Hallmark Magazine (Editor in Chief) and Working Mother and Working Woman (Editorial Director). Earlier in her journalism career, Lisa worked for Newsday and 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 NBC Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, Oprah, Good Morning America, The Fox Report and other national broadcast programs.