Lisa Keohokalole Schauer
As President, Lisa Keohokalole Schauer leads a team of facilitators, storytellers, and strategic communicators at PointNorth. She draws energy from interacting with people. As a serial entrepreneur with a habit of saying yes, Lisa has built a reputation for identifying improvement opportunities, seeking creative solutions, and taking action through collaboration.
In all of her work, she centers on equity with an emphasis on ensuring the process will be engaging, inclusive, and transparent. This belief is built on the spirit of inclusion and Aloha, an expression of her Hawaiian heritage. Lisa brings a combination of strategic communication experience with organizational development to her understanding of how people connect. She understands that to engage stakeholders she must first listen. She has developed and facilitated numerous public participation projects, advisory committees, and public open houses. Lisa thrives when she is crafting strategies and facilitating meaningful engagements that bring teams, leaders, and organizations together. She also brings with her extensive media relations, government relations, crisis communications, and creative storytelling experience. Prior to leading PointNorth, Lisa was one of three majority shareholders at a regional engineering and construction management firm.
Outside of work, you can find her in a tropical location with her amazing family and giving back to her community.
"When the world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful."
— Malala Yousafzai
Education + Recognition
Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership | The George Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations | Gonzaga University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | Gonzaga University
Diversity and Inclusion Certificate | Cornell University
Professional Services Marketer | Society for Marketing Professional Services
Foundations in Public Participation, Planning & Techniques | IAP2
Certified Facilitator & Trainer | Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument
Leonard Nadler Leadership Award | The George Washington University
Women of Influence Award | Portland Business Journal
Iris Award | Clark College
Accomplished & Under 40 | Vancouver Business Journal
Vice Presidential Hammer Award | US Department of Interior
Regent | Washington State University
Board Director | Columbia River Economic Development Council
Chancellor’s Advisory Council Member | WSU Vancouver
DEI Task Force Member | Society for Marketing Professional Services
Member | Women in Transportation
Former Board Director & Past President | Children’s Center
Form of Government Advisory Council Member | City of Camas
Co-Founder | H-Roc Political Action Committee
Former Board Director | Columbia Credit Union
Former Board Director | Clark College Foundation
Former Board Director | Association of Washington Business