Lisa Gable

Advisory Council Member, WDN
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LISA GABLE is the WSJ and USA Today bestselling author of the book, Turnaround: How to Change Course When Things are Going South, and is recognized worldwide as a turnaround mastermind. As CEO of several organizations, and as a former Presidential appointee, US Ambassador, UN Delegate, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Lisa has orchestrated and executed the successful turnarounds of well-known private and public organizations in all industries and sectors.  

Lisa most recently served as the CEO of FARE, the world’s largest funder of food allergy research. Prior to leading FARE, she was a senior advisor at PepsiCo and President of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation where she worked on cross-sector solutions to improve intractable public health issues. From 1994 to 2009, she was a founding principal of The Brand Group, an advisory firm dedicated to helping companies such as Apple, Gap Inc., Intel, Oracle, and more implement change strategies. 

In 2004, she was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first woman in World’s Fair’s 150-year history to direct the U.S. Pavilion, a 100 percent non-federally funded $33.7 million operation with more than 70 employees.   She began her work in foreign policy as a member of the Reagan Administration at the White House and Defense Department. 

Lisa was named one of the 10 Most Innovative Businesswomen in 2020 by The Business Berg. She serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the SMU Lyle School of Engineering, on the Diplomatic Courier Advisory Board and is a mentor for the Rare as One project, a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. An entrepreneur, Lisa acts deliberately to move organizations and individuals toward their full potential. In the past, her service includes founding Board Chair, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World; a national trustee of the Boys and Girls Club of America and on the board of directors of Girls Scouts of the USA; a trustee of Thunderbird School of Global Management; a member of the National Academy of Medicine IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions;  board member of the Independent Women’s Forum; a Commissioner of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships; and Vice Chair for the U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.   

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