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Lisa Davis, JD

Chief Program Officer

Lisa Davis joined CFP Board as Chief Program Officer in May 2024. As Chief Program Officer, she ensures that CFP Board’s programmatic work is directed toward the most critical issues impacting the financial planning profession. She oversees program development, workforce initiatives, programs to diversify the profession, research, knowledge for practice, corporate relations and fundraising, and university relations.

Lisa most recently served at Share Our Strength, where she was Senior Vice President, Program and Advocacy since 2016. Share Our Strength’s mission is to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. There, she directed the strategy, planning and implementation of multi-year plans for the organization’s iconic No Kid Hungry campaigns. She also launched the Mayor’s Alliance to End Child Hunger, which includes more than 300 mayors from across the U.S.

Previously, Lisa spent six years in senior government relations and public policy roles with Feeding America. Earlier in her career, she managed issue advocacy campaigns for AARP and established a national coalition comprising major business trade associations and labor unions. She began her career representing the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare before Congress and the president’s administration, advocating on Social Security, pension, budget, health care and senior housing issues.

Lisa holds a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University and a Bachelor’s degree in English and French from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.