Lisa Fernandez has joined Resolute Consulting as vice president in the firm’s Phoenix office. Lisa is an experienced political professional who has earned her reputation for excellence through nearly a decade of political campaigning, fundraising and strategic communications, in Arizona and across the country.
“We are excited to add Lisa’s skills, experience and knowledge of Arizona politics and government to our growing team at Resolute,” said Greg Goldner, chief executive officer of Resolute Consulting. “Her understanding of politics at the local and federal level and her record of success on campaigns and for non-profits only help to deepen Resolute’s capabilities and expand our reach.”
Resolute Consulting is a national public affairs and strategic communications firm headquartered in Chicago with offices in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
With Lisa’s addition in Arizona, Resolute is continuing its investment and expansion in the Sun Valley area, where the firm believes it can apply its signature, strategic approach to a growing list of diverse clients that reflect a booming and evolving region.
“There is so much potential to continue to grow Resolute’s presence in Arizona,” said Fernandez. “I’m excited to work for a firm that is constantly changing and expanding to reflect the needs of a growing client base and I know that my lifetime commitment to, and decade of professional political experience in, Arizona will allow me to succeed in this new professional chapter. My career in campaigns has enabled me to tackle problems swiftly, strategically and smartly and I am thrilled to bring that approach to the firm.”
In Arizona, Resolute has built a strong portfolio of clients, including Google, which the firm is helping in its efforts to expand fiber coverage to the Phoenix metropolitan area.
A fifth generation Arizonan, Lisa has dedicated her career to Arizona politics and government, in the state and for its representatives in Washington, D.C. Lisa most recently served as Chief Development Officer of Educare Arizona, a non-profit that seeks to improve access to quality early childhood education in the state to all children regardless of income.
Previous to her role at Educare Arizona, Lisa ran Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s 2015 re-election effort. Previous to that, she served as campaign manager to Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego’s in 2013 and a senior advisor to Congressman Ruben Gallego’s campaign in 2014.
Lisa also worked for U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva in Washington, D.C. before taking a fundraising role in Arizona on his 2010 re-election campaign. Lisa worked as the Finance Director for both the Maricopa County Democratic Party and the Arizona Democratic Party, overseeing all fundraising operations and outreach. In the final months of the 2012 election, Lisa joined the campaign of Cheri Bustos in Illinois and as her finance director, helped her unseat an incumbent Republican in one of the nation’s most competitive House races.
Lisa is a graduate Arizona State University, from which she received a B.S. in political science.
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