Lisa Osborne Ross

by Edward Cates
Lisa Osborne Ross
President, Washington D.C. Region

Lisa Osborne Ross is the President of the D.C. Region for Edelman.


As President of Edelman’s D.C. region, Lisa Osborne Ross exemplifies the firm’s researchbased philosophy: trust in leadership is essential to business success. She has brought this philosophy to life by implementing her own brand of authentic leadership that inspires innovation, motivates staff and drives profitability and unparalleled industry excellence in the areas of employee satisfaction, customer service and strategic counsel for clients. The secret to the region’s success has been Lisa’s relentless pursuit of creating a workforce that fully represents the world in which we live – making room at the table for all perspectives, bringing the best ideas to bear to create successful business outcomes for the firm and its clients.


Previously, Lisa served as Managing Director of the headquarter office of APCO Worldwide. She joined APCO from Ogilvy Public Relations, earlier at Fleishman Hillard and previously served in the first and second terms of the Clinton Administration.


In 2018, Lisa was honored as one of the Washington Women Who Mean Business and in 2017, the PR Council named her Diversity Champion in a PR Agency.


Lisa received her degree in Journalism from Marquette University.

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