Chief Communications Officer
Lisa Turner serves as chief communications officer for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. FNS provides children and needy families with better access to food and a healthful diet through its 15 nutrition assistance programs and nutrition education efforts.
Turner is the former president of The Turner Group, Ltd. a full service campaign-consulting firm. She is a political strategist with over 20 years of experience electing candidates, advising philanthropists and restructuring organizations. Her work embodies external and internal communications, strategic and innovative leadership, as well as designing and implementing original progressive infrastructures for long-term political change, including The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), The Victory Fund’s Horizon State Strategy, Gill Action’s Political Outgiving Strategy, and The Coalition for Progress PAC.
Turner earned her degree in Political Science from Old Dominion University, is a graduate of the University of Virginia Sorensen Institute and recently learned to become conversationally fluent in American Sign Language.