You need the right partner to lead you through the challenges you and your organization will undoubtedly face – whether you are looking to reach local governmental entities in California, the news media, community groups, or the public at large – you need a comprehensive strategy and a trusted advisor to help guide the way.
LG Strategies is committed to providing clients with valuable insights into the political environment. Serving as your trusted counsel, LG Strategies can help you craft the right approach and devise effective communications and engagement strategies with key audiences. With over 20 years’ of experience, Lisa Gritzner leads LG Strategies as an expert in the industry, having represented corporate clients, non-profits and government agencies on a wide variety of issues.
Lisa Gritzner is a recognized leader in Southern California’s public affairs arena and brings more than 25 years of government, business, and political experience to her clients. Lisa has worked with a wide array of interests providing strategy in the areas of community engagement, energy & environmental issues, land use, government advocacy as well as public relations & crisis communications.
Lisa is a well-respected consultant to corporate clients facing complex legal, legislative, and regulatory challenges - from Google, Microsoft and Uber to BioComLA, Kaiser Permanente and SoCalGas, she has worked with some of the most influential and interesting businesses in California. Lisa has considerable experience and relationships with a host of public agencies in California including direct work for LA County Department of Public Works, the Orange County Fire Authority, the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Lisa has worked on many issues throughout the region, often working to bridge the gap between the business world and elected officials and their constituents. She possesses significant knowledge of local government policies and procedures and has worked with and advised elected officials and staff at all levels of government. Lisa is also well-regarded for her coalition-building and alliance development skills and has worked to engage and introduce businesses and business leaders to community and civic influencers throughout Southern California.
Lisa began her consulting career following a seven-year career in Los Angeles city government as chief of staff to Councilmember Cindy Miscikowski. In that role, she was instrumental in representing the City of Los Angeles on issues such as the proposed secession of the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood and the Harbor area; the modernization of Los Angeles International Airport – working with Councilmember Miscikowski to craft and ultimately secure passage of LAX’s first master plan and airport modernization plan in over three decades; and the development of Playa Vista, the largest master-planned community in the City of Los Angeles. Lisa also served as the primary media liaison for the Councilmember and functioned as the senior advisor on a wide range of issues from local district-focused community relations to issues of citywide importance such as business tax reform, public safety, and the City of Los Angeles’ multi-billion-dollar annual budget.
Prior to her work in the city of Los Angeles, Lisa created a nationally recognized HUD-funded outreach program for the Community Development Department in the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was responsible for legislation creating the state’s first Lead Paint Awareness week, and for the establishment of a national HUD advertising campaign. Lisa began her career working in the government relations department of First Interstate Bank of California in Sacramento where she tracked and analyzed state legislation of importance to the banking industry and business interests in California and in twelve other western states.
Lisa graduated cum laude from California State University Sacramento with a degree in Government and was selected to participate in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2004. Lisa currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA). She also serves on the Board of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University and is a Board member of Children's Bureau. She has served as the President of the Saban Free Clinic Board of Directors and is a member of the Founders’ Board of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust.