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Lisa Yarbrough

Contact Information
1201 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
Direct: 916-498-7734
Main: 916-448-2162
Fax: 916-448-4923
E-Mail: lyarbrough@ka-pow.com

Professional Experience

Lisa Yarbrough is a skilled public relations professional with an extensive background in community relations, grass roots advocacy and issues management. Ms. Yarbrough has provided strategic counsel on education, environmental, land use and energy issues. She has also advised corporate clients, including other public relations firms, on how best to manage their reputation.

Ms. Yarbrough has been instrumental in launching national coalitions in both the energy and dental industries. She also recently worked on an education governance reform initiative involving the Los Angeles Unified School District that garnered outstanding editorial support from leading California newspapers. In the environmental arena, Ms. Yarbrough has promoted sustainable agriculture programs and represented a diverse coalition interested in legislation that would affect the California Wild and Scenic Rivers system.

Prior to joining KP Public Affairs, Ms. Yarbrough was the community relations manager at the National Audubon Society where she developed and managed strategic relationships with top corporations, foundations and community groups. Ms. Yarbrough created Audubon's Employees' Council and Corporate Partners' Roundtable where she engaged large corporations including Intel, Oracle, PG&E, Bechtel, New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. and ALZA Corporation in Audubon's conservation programs and policy initiatives.

Ms. Yarbrough has worked at some of the world's largest public relations agencies, including Burson-Marsteller and GCI Group and Porter Novelli, where she provided message development, crisis communications, stakeholder outreach and media relations for a wide variety of clients.


Ms. Yarbrough graduated cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Spanish.

Professional Memberships and Activities

Member, Capitol Network