Former Co-Head Organizer, Shanghai
Early on in life, Lisa always knew she would travel the world, so when the opportu-
On the flight back to San Francisco after her final interview with United, a gentleman albeit total stranger in First Class encouraged her to take a different career path and offered her a marketing position with his firm in Hong Kong. Excited at the prospect of living abroad, Lisa took the plunge and moved to Hong Kong after graduating from California State University of Hayward, putting aside her aspirations of an international career in the air to pursue
Lisa's first job was with Madge Networks, a U.K.-based technology firm, where she helped develop their advertising plan and organized their first regional reseller conference in Thailand. But after several failed attempts of getting exci-
Lisa soon landed a position with her dream company, Leo Burnett, a leading advertising agency, but after four years working on Disney and Phillip Morris with moody creatives (an unhealthy combination), she opted for a cushier job on the client side and moved back to the Bay Area where she thought those cushy jobs existed.
In San Francisco, Lisa took a position as the advertising manager for the corporate marketing division at Sybase, a software company, where she launched their first world-
In late 2001, Lisa took time off to do more traveling. After several shopping trips and a depleted bank account, Lisa decided to move to Shanghai where the cost of living was relatively lower. While studying Mandarin at Jiao Tong University, she was introduced to the ORIENTED network and has faithfully attended every ORIENTED Happy Hour
Lisa currently works for Ten Events Asia in Shanghai, an events company that organizes and promotes sports events such as Polo Open, Heineken Open, and Tennis Masters Cup.