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Elizabeth (Lise) Strickler
Elizabeth (Lise) Strickler MBA ’86
Lise began her career as investor relations coordinator with Merrill Lynch Energy Investments, Inc., in Houston, Tex. After two years in the energy sector, she returned to her native New York to pursue an MBA in finance at Columbia Business School.
Following graduation from the School, Lise became a financial analyst with Tri-Star Pictures, a publicly held entertainment studio that subsequently merged with Columbia Pictures. In 1988, she was promoted to director of investor relations with responsibility for the company’s communications with the investment community. Following Sony’s purchase of Columbia Pictures, Lise served as an executive consultant to Sony Entertainment’s New Technology Group until 1993.
After stepping down from the corporate world, Lise has focused her energies on raising her children and on not-for profit work in education and the environment. She currently serves on a number boards, including the Middlesex School in Concord, Mass., Environmental Advocates of New York and the Adirondack Mountain Reserve. In addition, Lise is a member of the advisory boards of St. Simon Stock School, a K–8 elementary school serving a low-income population in the Bronx, and the Adirondack Trail Improvement Society.
With her husband, Mark Gallogly ’86, Lise has three daughters: Katharine, Grace and Nell. Lise graduated in 1982 from Yale University with a B.A. in English.
Social Enterprise Summer Fellows
“My experience working with communities in India and Africa, as well as on developing public-private partnerships with government and non-profit agencies, convinced me of the need for innovative approaches to international development”
“I see entrepreneurs as the key leverage point in development, so interning at Ashoka made perfect sense.”
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
“This internship matched my interest in harnessing the power and resources in the for profit sector to effect social change.”