Have I Introduced You to Lise Harwin, PR Hero?

Oct 17, 2019

Lise Harwin, APR is an incredible example of someone who truly lives their brand.

I recently spoke with Lise, employee communications manager at the Port of Portland (Oregon). Lise is an expert in internal and employee communications. Recently, Lise and I realized that we share a similar weight loss journey. We chatted for almost an hour about her story so I broke it up into two parts!

 We talk about:

  • Lise’s career, which started in journalism, then moved to external communications, and now in employee communications.

  • Lise’s time as a public information officer.

  • Our respective weight loss journeys.

  • Tips for people coming into a job and how to make their health and wellness a priority.

  • The importance of being AWARE of what you’re eating.

  • How much we overemphasize the body mass index (BMI).

  • Tips to think about before you join a gym, heading out to restaurants, or traveling.

  • How Lise makes her mental and physical health a priority.

  • The ONE thing Lise has never regretted.

About Lise:

For 18 years, Lise Harwin made a career in media relations — pitching organizational stories ranging from life-saving at a Level 1 trauma hospital to life-affirming at the American Red Cross to life-changing in higher education. Now she’s turned her corporate raconteuring and social media savvy inward, transitioning to employee engagement and communication for the Port of Portland – owner and operator of PDX, America’s Best Airport. Lise has helped bring a modern perspective to the 125-year-old organization, embracing Portland’s quirky reputation at every turn. When she’s not proving that working for government isn’t what you’d expect, she’s picking the lineup for Portland’s only all-ages summer music festival and seeking out the city’s best cocktails. And while she doesn’t write for fun as much as she used to, you can still find her signature affinity for alliteration in the Apartment Therapy archives.

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