Lisa Cutter founded Cutter Communications, an award-winning public relations firm in 1998. But she’s been helping clients make an impact in their markets for more than 20 years. In 2010, the Denver Business Journal recognized Lisa as the city’s Outstanding Woman in Business in the communications industry. That’s because Cutter Communications is well known for creating and executing strategic communications and outreach programs with an emphasis on media relations, community relations, strategic partnerships, crisis communications, key messaging, and positioning.
Lisa brings to her clients more than 20 years of communications and public relations experience, and is an expert in developing communications strategies to position an organization, solve problems and achieve client goals. Her programs have garnered local and national awards, including several Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Gold and Silver Picks for Media Relations and PR Campaigns, and the American Society of Association Executives National Gold Circle Award of Achievement for an industry communications and rebranding program she created and managed for a national commodity board. One of her programs received the Grand Gold Pick in 2015, PRSA Colorado’s highest honor. The chapter has also awarded her with its Small Practice Award (2015) and PR Team of the Year Award (2012).
Considered a go-to media professional by her peers, Lisa has conducted successful media and awareness-building campaigns for many clients, including Vectra Bank Colorado, Rocky Mountain Mutual Housing Association, Centura Health at Home, the National Potato Promotion Board and love and relationship expert Adele Britton. Her efforts have garnered coverage in nearly every major local publication (including weekly, daily and rural publications), television news programs and a broad spectrum of trade publications, as well as The Today Show, The Early Show, Inside Edition, CNN, Better Homes and Gardens, The New York Times and the Associated Press.
In addition, she is an active member of her community, and over the past several years she has served as a strategic advisor to many nonprofit organizations, including Season for Nonviolence, Second Wind Fund, Colorado Performance Excellence (Cpex), Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Lisa has also been active with the Jefferson County public schools, most recently serving as the articulation chair for the district’s last mill levy campaign. She sits on the board of directors for Underwearness and Dolls for Daughters, and is a past board member and board chair for Women’s Bean Project.
Lisa is a past president of PRSA, Colorado Chapter, and past chair for PRSA’s Western District. She has been honored by PRSA, Colorado Chapter, with the Chapter Service award, and was a finalist for the Denver Business Journal 2008 Jean Yancey Small Business Award. She a member of the 2016 class of the Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Denver program.