Lisa Osborne Ross
Edelman, Washington D.C Office
Lisa Ross is the President of Edelman, Washington D.C Office. Edelman’s DC office is one of the firm’s global hubs and a center of excellence for integrated advocacy programming, reputation, issues and modern crisis management as well as home to integrated brand marketing for several leading companies.
Ross, a D.C. native, joined Edelman from APCO Worldwide where she was the managing director of its Washington, D.C. office. Earlier, Ross had a 15-year career at Ogilvy, culminating in her role as head of public affairs.
Before that, she served in the first and second terms of the Clinton Administration, specializing in policy development and issues management. During this time, she was communications director for the U.S. Department of Labor’s effort to promote high-performance workplaces, deputy director of the bipartisan Federal Glass Ceiling Commission and chief of staff of the White House Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach.