Lisa Kern joined the staff in 2003 as communications coordinator to assist with print and online publications, the website, and supporting communication about the programs and services offered to the ATS membership. She was named manager of member engagement in 2019 to oversee the implementation of the Association's new online engagement community, Engage ATS. She writes, copyedits, and desktop publishes articles for the Association's online newsletter, handles social media outreach, produces published materials for ATS programs and leadership education events, and maintains certain areas of the Association's website and member database. In addition, she strategizes with fellow staff members on how to effectively reach their audiences.
Before arriving at ATS, Kern worked as a staffing manager for The Creative Group and OfficeTeam divisions of Robert Half International and as the marketing and public relations coordinator for the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She earned a BA in journalism/mass communication with minors in marketing and theater from St. Bonaventure University.