I Was Born and Raised In Colorado,
and have lived most of my life in Jefferson County. I graduated from what was then Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. We've lived in South Jeffco for more than 20 years, and my husband Brett and I raised three wonderful kids here, all graduates of Dakota Ridge High School.
After years of working in the public relations and communications industry, representing groups ranging from the potato board to Johnston Wells Public Relations, I started my own business. I launched my award-winning consulting firm, Cutter Communications, in 1998 so I could continue pursuing a career in strategic communications. I enjoy helping tell stories and solve communications issues for my clients, and also wanted to spend more time with my kids, so owning my own business provided me with the opportunity to do both.
I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse portfolio of clients in various business and nonprofit sectors, including Centura Health, Vectra Bank, Hogan Lovells, Central Asia Institute, K2 Sports, Rachel's Challenge, Building Restoration Specialties, Rocky Mountain Mutual Housing, Colorado Wine Board and the Prairie Dog Coalition.
Along with a partner, I was awarded the Grand Gold Pick, the highest honor in my profession, for our work with Dr. Gloria Beam to leverage her appointment as the Chief Medical Officer for the US Olympics in Sochi. I've also been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as an Outstanding Woman in Business in the communications industry.
I have always balanced career and family with community leadership and involvement. I've led and served on a number of nonprofit boards, including The Women's Bean Project. I'm proud to have provided strategic PR and media relations for the Women's March in 2017 and am one of the core group continuing our efforts forward (including an anniversary march) as March On Colorado.
Bringing people together to create stronger communities has always been important to me. I was involved throughout my children's school years in PTA and accountability committees, with their sports teams, Girl Scouts, and as a classroom volunteer. I created a neighborhood Easter egg hunt with a friend as a way to bring people together and foster a strong community.
I was fortunate that I was able to have the kind of flexibility in my work that allowed me to step up for my community -- something I recognize not everyone has, and for which I'm profoundly grateful. I have always worked to be part of the solution. Becoming a public servant is natural progression and a way for me to help drive real and impactful change in Colorado.
Photography by Yvonne Gingras Min and Linda McConnell
Lisa's Community and professional involvement
Precinct Committee Co-Chair for Jefferson County Dems.
Founding member of March On, the organization dedicated to continuing the momentum and advocacy initiated by the March on Denver. Provided strategic communications for the Women's March on Denver in 2017, and was an organizer for the 2018 March.
Graduate, Denver Chamber of Commerce Leadership Denver Class of 2016, where a variety of issues impacting Denver and the Front Range were explored.
Past president, national assembly delegate and board member for Colorado Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Served on board of directors for three terms, and chaired media, advocacy and Gold Pick event committees.
Past Chair, PRSA Western District board of directors.
Articulation area chair for Jefferson County Bond and Mill Levy Campaign, 2008.
Mount Carbon Chairperson for Jefferson County Bond and Mill Levy Campaign, 2004.
Chairperson, Mount Carbon Elementary 2004 Silent Auction.
Recipient of numerous awards for public relations campaigns, teams and business practices.
Past Chair, Women’s Bean Project board of directors.
Have served on a variety of additional non-profit boards and committees, including Dolls for Daughters, Underwearness, Season for Nonviolence and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.