Lisa Kern was named manager of member engagement for The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in 2019 to further its mission by leading creative efforts to engage, inform, and support its member schools. She joined the staff in 2003 as communications coordinator to assist with publications, the website, and supporting communication about the programs and services offered to the ATS membership, and she now oversees the Association's online community, Engage ATS, as well. Kern strategizes with fellow staff members in their efforts to share resources and effectively reach their audiences, and she promotes opportunities to connect member schools with the Association and with one another. In addition, she serves as editor for the Association's online newsletter, handles social media outreach, produces materials for events, and manages content on the Association's website.
Kern previously worked as a staffing manager for The Creative Group and OfficeTeam divisions of Robert Half International, and as the marketing and public relations coordinator for the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism/mass communication with minors in marketing and theater from St. Bonaventure University.