About Lisa

 

Lisa Spies

 

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Lisa Spies is a political fundraiser with over a decade of experience raising national high-dollar and PAC contributions for campaigns and organizations.  Described as a “Super-Fundraiser” by Capitol File Magazine, and “Mitt’s Matchmaker” by Jewish News Service, and as part of “the power couple of Republican Jewish money in politics” in Ken Vogel’s book Big Money. Lisa directs multi-million dollar national fundraising efforts including major donor events, PAC events and conferences of all sizes. During the 2012 Presidential campaign, Lisa was the Director of Women for Romney where she led the effort to raise over $23 million from women across the country, and she also served as the Director of Jewish Outreach for the Romney for President campaign. Currently, Lisa serves as the DC Finance Director for multiple 2016 U.S. Senate races and is also working with the Humane Society Legislative Fund. Most recently, she was a consultant for Gov. Jeb Bush’s Presidential fundraising efforts and the DC Finance Director for Senator David Vitter. Lisa has also previously served as the Executive Director of the National Women's Committee - the Women's group of the Republican Jewish Coalition, where she directed major conferences in Washington, events at the Republican National Convention, and traveled the country to increase the political engagement of Jewish Republicans. During the 2010 election cycle, she served as the DC Finance Director for Senators John Thune and David Vitter, and the National Finance Coordinator for then Congressman Mike Pence. In 2009 she served as the National Finance Director for Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s record-breaking fundraising effort for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Lisa has also done work for Senators Conrad Burns, Norm Coleman and Jim DeMint. Other projects she has been involved in are Michael Steele for U.S. Senate (MD), Dick DeVos for Governor (MI), Governor Linda Lingle (HI), and “527” political and 501(c)(4) issue organizations such as Progress for America, the John Bolton Super PAC, and leading the successful $1 million fundraising effort for the Republican Jewish Coalition’s 20th Anniversary Celebration with President George W. Bush. She also coordinated major-donor charitable fundraising for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s annual Kennedy Center Gala.

Mrs. Spies is on Board of The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, and she has completed a fellowship at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. She is also on the Board of the National Association of Political Fundraisers. Lisa attended the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. As an undergraduate, she completed a United Leaders fellowship program at the Kennedy School at Harvard University focused on youth and political involvement.  She is a lecturer at the Republican National Committee’s  “Campaign Finance Schools,” to assist in training a new generation of Republican fundraisers, and has also taught or spoken at the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, the Women and Politics Institute ‘WeLead’ program at American University, George Washington Graduate School of Political Management and the Dole Institute of Politics. In 2006 she was appointed to the “Presidential Rank Award Distinguished Review Board” which recommended to President George W. Bush outstanding members of the Senior Executive Service for the government’s top commendation.


 

Check out some of the news articles that Lisa has been featured in:

Lisa Spies comments on fundraising and Trump in 'The Washington Post' here

Lisa Spies comments on fundraising and Trump in the 'Washington Examiner' here

Lisa Spies comments on fundraising and Trump in 'The Washington Post' here

Lisa Spies is interviewed on Fox News' 'Neil Cavuto' on donors' reluctance to give here

Lisa Spies is interviewed on donors' hesitations with Trump in 'The Hill' here

Lisa Spies comments on fundraising at National's Games in 'Politico' article

Lisa Spies comments on women in fundraising in 'National Journal' article, "Day-Spa Donors"

Lisa Spies comments on women in fundraising in 'Politico' article

Lisa Spies comments on fundraising dinners in ‘Politico’ article

Lisa Spies comments on creative fundraising in ‘LA Times’ article

Lisa Spies in ‘USA Today’ article, “Super PACs gear up for individual Senate battles

Lisa Spies in ‘National Journal’ article, “Where Women Win in Washington

Lisa Spies comments on fundraising as a female in “The Daily Beast

Lisa Spies in ‘ABC News’ article, “Potential 2016 Hopefuls Quietly Court Romney Money

Lisa Spies in Politico’s article, “The-mega-donor glass ceiling

Lisa and Charlie Spies in the 'New York Times'

Lisa Spies featured in ‘Newsweek’ article

LS Group President named honorary advisory board member of D.C. Young Republicans

Lisa Spies: Mitts’s Matchmaker

Romney’s ‘deal-closing skills’ appeal to Jewish backers

Vitter: Cut deficit via growth, not tax hikes

Vitter taking charge of GOP

Kappa Alpha’s at UGA and The LS Group: Click here and scroll to page 3

Girl Power, 'The Hill'

Former LS Group Intern Crowned Miss AZ USA



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