Lisa Kiene ’88 was recently appointed the director of alumni relations. Lisa came to PHS from Pilates 1901, where she served as the director of client experience. She used her population health and experiential marketing expertise to create a positive and healthy community by increasing engagement for both their loyal and new clients.
“I am very excited to be back at Pembroke Hill,” Lisa said. “I am so impressed with how much the school has grown since I graduated in 1988, and yet it still feels like coming ‘home’ to an incredible place of learning and love.”
She said a rush of memories came flooding back to her as she toured both campuses. One of her first conversations during her interview was in her Sunset Hill first and second grade classrooms in the Archives building. “I learned the fun of reading and arithmetic in that building, as well as the art of making delicious applesauce!”
Additionally, memories of the origin of three of her lifelong favorite things - France, photography and writing - were sparked while touring the upper school. “These loves came from creating delicious French crêpes for Mademoiselle Miller’s class, developing images in the darkroom during photography and lessons learned from comments by my favorite English teachers Mr. Atkinson, Mrs. Gordan and Mr. Quigley.”
Lisa is looking forward to connecting with the alumni community and growing engagement. “It is impressive how deep, far and wide our community stretches,” she said. “Each of us has amazing talents and stories to share with each other, and it also helps the next generation of students as they become alumni themselves and explore the lives they want to build. I am very excited to be the director of alumni relations and am hoping to grow a network that is increasingly interested in PHS. I strongly believe we have an incredible opportunity to cultivate the exponential creativity and intelligence of our amazing alumni community to benefit all.”
Director of development John Richardson said Lisa’s experience in building relationships, constituent engagement, marketing, communications and event planning, as well as her deep understanding and passion for PHS, set her apart for what they were looking for in the next director of alumni relations.
“We are very excited to have Lisa join the development office,” he said. “Her knowledge and experience will be a great addition and asset to our team, the school and the Pembroke Hill community. Her lifelong relationships with many in our community will make an immediate impact as we continue to work to engage our alumni.”
Lisa previously worked at Cerner Corporation for 13 years. Over those years, she held various roles including manager of executive events, senior manager of the Executive Briefing Center and finally as senior operations manager where she developed, implemented and managed two innovative service lines for Cerner Population Health Services: Health Navigation and Member Marketing. She managed the Population Health and Wellness Engagement for over 20,700 members at six employer clients: Black and Veatch, Hallmark, Hollister, J.E. Dunn, Pandi Capital and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan.
Prior to working at Cerner, Lisa served as an experiential marketing expert at organizations and companies including Hallmark, Inc., in Kansas City and the American Cancer Society in N.J., Hermes of Paris, Inc., Merrill Lynch and Montblanc.
Lisa holds a bachelor of arts degree in French and English writing from St. Lawrence University in New York.
“I feel extremely blessed to have had so many incredible experiences in my lifetime,” she shared. “I have focused my 25+ year career around creating meaningful opportunities for a variety of individuals and brands, and I hope to create memorable encounters for our alumni.”
Please join us in welcoming Lisa back to PHS.