Lisa Donohue

Board Director

NRG Energy & Synacor


NRG Energy


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Experienced and respected business leader with extensive C-Suite, Consumer and Global Marketing expertise. Adept at driving long-term strategy and delivering operational excellence. Public and non-profit board experience: Independent Director NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) and Synacor (NASDAQ: SYN), President Board of Trustees Milton Academy, Immediate Past Board President and Board Member She Runs It.

Lisa spent her 30+ year marketing career at Publicis Groupe driving value for many Fortune 500 companies including Airbnb, AB In Bev, Samsung, Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, U.S. Cellular, Kellogg’s, KraftHeinz, Visa, Jim Beam, Best Buy. Over the last decade she operated several business units in CEO roles and served on numerous executive leadership teams including the Publicis Media Executive Leadership team and the Publicis Groupe Management Committee. Across her marketing career she has been recognized with numerous industry accolades including: ‘Woman to Watch,’ Media Executive of the Year, Advertising Woman of the Year and Irish America’s Top 100 in business.

She currently serves on 2 public company boards. She is an Independent Director for NRG Energy, serving on the Audit, Financial Risk & Management and Nuclear Energy Committees. She is also an Independent Director for Synacor, a technology and services company specializing in collaboration technology, cloud based identity authentication and a managed portals and advertising business. She serves on the Audit Committee and is Chair of the Compensation Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

She is currently the Immediate Past Board President and current Board Member | She Runs It, dedicated encouraging and empowering female leaders in marketing, media and technology.

Lastly, Lisa is in her 12th year as a Trustee and her 6th year as the President of the Board of Trustees of Milton Academy, a coeducational, independent preparatory boarding and day K-12 school.