Lisa Spies, Founder/President, The LS Group
Lisa Spies is President of The LS Group, Inc. a political and non-profit fundraising and development firm. Spies has over fifteen-years of experience raising national high-dollar and PAC contributions for campaigns and organizations. Described as a “Super-Fundraiser” by Capitol File Magazine, Spies directs multi-million dollar national fundraising efforts including major donor events, PAC events and conferences of all sizes.
Recent clients include John James for U.S. Senate, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA), Jeb Bush for President and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA-1). Recent organization projects include work for the Humane Society Legislative Fund, The Policy Circle under the direction of Sylvie Ricketts, RightNOW (a women's empowerment nonprofit) and working with the Hudson Institute on their Gala dinner honoring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
During the 2012 Presidential campaign, Spies was the Director of Women for Romney where she raised over $23 million from women across the country, and she also served as the Director of Jewish Outreach for the Romney for President campaign. From 2008 until 2013, she was the Executive Director of the National Women's Committee - the Women's group of the Republican Jewish Coalition, where she directed major conferences in Washington, events at the Republican National Convention, and traveled the country to increase the political engagement of Jewish Republicans. During the 2010 election cycle, she served as the DC Finance Director for U.S. Senators John Thune and David Vitter, and the National Finance Coordinator for then-Congressman Mike Pence. In 2009 she served as the National Finance Director for Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s record-breaking fundraising effort for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
Spies in on the Board of RightNOW PAC and she and her husband sit on the Next Generation Board at the U.S. Holocaust museum. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She also completed a United Leaders fellowship program at the Kennedy School at Harvard University focused on youth and political involvement. In 2012, she was selected for and completed a fellowship at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. She is a frequent lecturer at the Republican National Committee’s “Campaign Finance Schools,” to assist in training a new generation of Republican fundraisers.
Lisa spoke at the November 2019 Fundraising training session.