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Lisa Evia


Lisa Evia

Havas Media Chicago

Lisa is a passionate, creative brand and marketing strategist with more than 20 years of experience. Her expertise includes facilitating board-level decisions, prioritizing investments, and creating and executing marketing strategies resulting in accelerated revenue growth and enhanced brand reputation.


An executive of action, Lisa is a dynamic leader and entrepreneur with a strong and diverse background, leveraging her agency and client side experience. She’s worked on a variety of industry verticals including confection, CPG, automotive, durables, retail and QSR. During her career she’s influenced a number of iconic brands like Godiva, Hefty, Caterpillar, Michelin, AutoZone and McDonald’s.


She joined Havas three years ago and quickly developed a strong portfolio of brands within the creative business unit. Once promoted, she seamlessly transitioned to lead the media practice in Chicago, and championed that creativity remain at the heart of how brands authentically connect with consumers. She used that mentality to energize a high performing team of creative media professionals to drive tangible business results for Havas’ client partners.


A Chicago native, she returned home from Southern California to receive her Master’s in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University. A passionate wine lover, Lisa has earned an advanced International Sommelier Certification and founded Epicureo, a wine importer.