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Lesa Rair

Director, Health Care Public Affairs and Communications

Lesa Rair develops and executes communications strategies to support and advance the policy goals of the health care team at Arnold Ventures. She brings experience helping organizations raise visibility and recognition as leaders and changemakers. Through effective strategic counsel and leading-edge tactics, Lesa uses her expertise across the full range of communications channels--including branding and message development, earned and social media, event planning, digital communications, advertising, marketing and crisis communications--to craft winning strategies and achieve consistent results.

Before joining Arnold Ventures, Lesa was a communications director with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association where she led and executed public affairs initiatives to raise awareness and elevate visibility including developing messages, providing strategic guidance and building communications and outreach plans to achieve goals.

Lesa has worked in communications and advocacy at a number of nonprofits and trade associations throughout her career, including Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington, the National Academy for State Health Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the American Public Transportation Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Lesa is a graduate of the University of Dayton and lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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