Lisa Benenson is Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
In this position she is responsible for all branding, marketing and communications functions for UNICEF within the United States. She joined the U.S. Fund in April 2012.
Previously, Lisa was a consulting editor at Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Her extensive experience in media also includes serving as editor-in-chief for several magazines. She was the founding editor of Hallmark Magazine, and also led Working Mother and Working Woman magazines. At Hallmark, Lisa played a key role in shaping business strategies to leverage the Hallmark brand in editorial, circulation and advertising efforts, and developed and supervised the magazine’s digital and social media operations. At Working Mother, she created the “Take Your Kids to Vote” campaign, a joint project with the Council for Excellence in Government.
Earlier in her journalism career, Lisa worked for Newsday, where she was a reporter and served as the Assistant National Editor, and for The Denver Post, where she held positions including Metro Editor, and Sunday Editor.
Lisa has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and was a contributor for the Weekend Today Show. She has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, the CBS Nightly News, Oprah, Good Morning America, The Fox Report, and other national broadcast programs.
Lisa is a graduate of the University of Colorado. She is a member of ASME, the American Society of Magazine Editors, and has been active in organizations including CURE, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, and HOMECorp, an organization that works to provide affordable housing in Montclair, N.J.