Lisa Hawkins

Lisa Hawkins

Chief of Communications & Public Affairs

Lisa has served our members since 1996, when she first joined the DISCUS team, and is responsible for developing the association’s overall strategic communications including media relations, issue management and message development. She serves as a spokesperson on key issues impacting the spirits industry.

Lisa joined DISCUS from the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she served four years as a public affairs specialist for the Food and Consumer Service (FCS). At FCS, she was instrumental in the media roll out of Team Nutrition, an integrated nutrition education campaign aimed at teaching children to make healthful food choices.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Lisa’s favorite drink? “There’s nothing better in the summertime than a refreshing Mojito with a premium rum & fresh mint.”

Something you should know about Lisa? She lives in Annapolis, Maryland, and enjoys spending time on the Chesapeake Bay boating and fishing with her husband and black lab, Hank.