Lisa Ryan

SVP/Managing Director at Heyman Associates

With her knack for assessing cultural fit, Lisa handles executive searches in corporate communications, public relations, marketing communications, branding and public affairs for the firm’s blue-chip clients, including Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofit organizations.

While her industry expertise includes healthcare, consumer products and industrial and
infrastructure companies, she also handles assignments for academic institutions. Based on her early career, she has an affinity for colleges and universities, where she serves as a frequent speaker, including at the Public Affairs Council, Rutgers University and the University of Southern California.

Earlier in her career, Lisa developed her recruiting skills as an executive search associate with The Cantor Concern, after having been the national management recruiter for NutriSystem. Previously, she was a nurse recruiter and assistant registrar for the College of Allied Health Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She began her career in college admissions at Widener University in Chester, PA.

“College recruiting taught me all about building relationships and staying attuned to the intangibles that make people who they are. I’ve never lost that skill.”

Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and theater arts from Susquehanna University, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees. Prior to that, she served on the university’s alumni board. Over the course of her career, Lisa has also been active in a variety of industry associations. She currently serves on the board of the Public Affairs Council.

For fun, Lisa can be found mixing up her exercise routine at the gym with spinning and pilates, when she’s not mixing up customized cupcake recipes to the delight of her friends (and work colleagues).