Lisa Adams is a journalist who has pursued a career in corporate communications since graduating with her journalism degree from Southern Methodist University in May 2000; not because she doesn’t love the thrill of the chase or insane deadlines, but rather because she relishes large-scale problem solving. And there is no shortage of work in that area at large companies.
Lisa currently leads public relations and digital communications for FMC Technologies, a market leader in the energy industry, and savors the challenges of managing a large corporate brand via constantly changing platforms. She appreciates that her current role allows her to protect and enhance the company’s reputation on a daily basis via media relations, social media channels, and the corporate website.
In the last 15 years, Lisa has gained extensive experience in almost every facet of corporate communications: internal, executive, public relations, community relations, publications, strategic planning, change management, and crisis. In Sept. 2011, a natural disaster accelerated her experience in all of these areas as she managed internal and external communications through a flood that devastated her company’s regional headquarters in New York.
Lisa joined FMC Technologies in 2013 to lead digital communications and has since added managing corporate public relations to her list of daily to dos. She enjoys learning from peers and is an active member with SocialMedia.org and Houston’s Business Marketing Association. You’ll find her most days in meetings, struggling to meet her 10,000-step Fitbit goal, but she gives it the “old college try.” Life with a career in corporate communications can be tough, but Lisa welcomes the challenge.