As an Arizona native, Lisa combines a well-rounded understanding of the State with more than 40 years of work in the federal and State legislative and policy arenas. While serving for more than twenty-three years as Chief of Staff to Congressman Bob Stump (R-AZ), Lisa worked closely with residents, citizensí groups, associations and State and local governments on a wide and diverse set of issues of importance to Arizona, particularly focusing on land, water and military issues. After her tenure with Congressman Stump, Lisa served as the Executive Director of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona (CSA), representing the elected County Supervisors in Arizona on policy and budget matters. Prior to joining the Governorís Administration in June 2015, Lisa served for eleven years as the Vice President for Public Policy for Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL), a group of the Regionís top business and industry leaders.
Lisa is well respected in the Arizona community for her involvement in a variety of organizations. Among her current community activities, Lisa represents Maricopa County as an elected member of the Board of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, which is responsible for operating, maintaining, repaying and managing the Central Arizona Project. She also serves as an advisory member of the statewide Governorís Military Affairs Commission, which is the permanent body to monitor and make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on executive, legislative and federal actions necessary to sustain and grow Arizonaís network of military installations, training and testing ranges, and associated airspace. She served as the Co-Chair of the Commission from its inception in 2004 until assuming her role as State Land Commissioner. Additionally, she serves on Governorís Water Augmentation Council.
Mrs. Atkins graduated from the University of Arizona. Lisa and her husband
John live in Phoenix.