Lisa Benenson

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Lisa Benenson is Deputy Director of Communications at UNICEF, where she leads digital, content, media, and internal communications for the organization's global operations. She served most recently as the Chief Communications Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and before that was with the US Fund for UNICEF as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications. 

Prior to beginning her career in non-profits, 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.

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