Lisa Lederer is founding president of PR Solutions, a public relations consulting firm that serves national advocacy groups, associations, foundations and think tanks working on a range of social justice issues.
Lederer has extensive experience in media relations, strategy development and spokesperson training, and is an expert at speech writing. As president of PR Solutions, she has developed and implemented media outreach plans for numerous nonprofit public interest groups working on health, education, and women’s, civil and human rights issues. She manages projects for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and numerous Foundation grantees, the National Partnership for Women & Families, Afterschool Alliance, Campaign for Better Care, MomsRising, and others.
Her work includes a decade-long project for the Afterschool Alliance to raise the profile of afterschool programs, increase public support for them, and raise awareness about the benefits they offer children and families. She helped develop and implement the Family Violence Prevention Fund’s There’s No Excuse for Domestic Violence and Coaching Boys Into Men public education campaigns; the campaign to pass and protect the Family and Medical Leave Act for the National Partnership for Women & Families; the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau’s Working Women Count! campaign; the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation’s campaign to ban the use of landmines; and the Ford Foundation’s Campus Diversity Initiative; among others.
Previously, Lederer served as senior account executive with Public Affairs Research and Communications, press secretary for the National Organization for Women (NOW), a researcher for a congressional caucus, and logistics and advance coordinator for a major presidential campaign. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.