Vice President, Public Affairs, Disneyland Resort
Lisa Haines is the vice president of Public Affairs at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. overseeing all external and internal communications, government relations and community relations for The Happiest Place on Earth. Leading a team of about 70 cast members, Lisa is responsible for creating and implementing effective public affairs strategies while enhancing relationships with the media, local and state government, industry associations and community organizations.
Lisa joined the Disneyland Resort team in 2008 as vice president, communications overseeing all aspects of internal and external communications. Prior to that, she served as vice president, external communications for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts from 2004 to 2008, where she was responsible for media relations and key stakeholder communications. In this role, Lisa worked closely with the Disneyland Resort and the other Disney resorts around the world, as well as with Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Walt Disney Imagineering and Adventures by Disney to develop global communications strategies.
Before joining The Walt Disney Company in 2004, Lisa served as vice president, corporate communications for Health Net, Inc., one of the country’s largest managed health care corporations. Prior to her Health Net experience, Lisa served for six years with McNally Temple Associates, Inc., a Sacramento-based political consulting, public relations and public affairs agency where she managed both local and statewide political campaigns and directed advocacy programs for corporations and trade associations. Lisa got her start in politics in 1987 with former Congressman Norman Shumway of Stockton, Calif., serving in both his district and Washington, DC office, as well as on his campaign team.
Continuing her leadership into the local community, Lisa serves on the board of directors for the Orange County Business Council, the leading business advocacy group in Orange County, and Girls Inc. of Orange County. Lisa, who grew up in northern California, is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in political science.
She, her husband Larry, and their two children reside in Tustin, CA.