Lisa Frank launched the first PR departments at the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Botanical Garden with award-winning media relations campaigns to introduce multi-million dollar facilities. As a news writer, media relations expert and president of FRANK RELATIONS, she provides imaginative, results-oriented public relations consulting to nonprofits and green businesses. She is active in Atlanta’s arts and environment communities.
As Director of the Turner Environment Division at Turner Broadcasting, Lisa Frank created and implemented an award-winning Clean Air Commuter initiative that continues to be a role model today. Real incentives and a strong communications plan led to 14% of Turner employees participating in the first year, forming carpools, vanpools and riding transit to reduce traffic and smog.
At The FJB Corporation, Lisa negotiated contracts for housing and hospitality space for the 1996 Olympics to groups from 17 countries; rentals totaled $16 million. She was a member of the team that paired Daimler-Benz with the Margaret Mitchell House to buy and restore it as a $5 million museum.
As a board member of PEDS for nine years, a dynamic pedestrian advocacy group, Lisa guided a series of 10th anniversary events designed to strengthen PEDS’ identity, increase media coverage, membership and revenue and chaired PEDS’ Golden Shoe Awards Celebration for six years. She served on the board of Southface Energy Institute for 10 years, also providing strategic PR counsel.
She was trained as a visual artist and earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Atlanta College of Art. Lisa studied with photographers Ansel Adams, Brett Weston and Jerry Uelsmann during a six-month internship at the Friends of Photography Gallery in Carmel, California.