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Lisa Buckingham

Lisa M. Buckingham served as Chief People, Place & Brand Officer for Lincoln Financial Group from December 2008 until her retirement in March 2021. During her tenure, she was responsible for all human resources practices and policies and for overseeing the corporation’s brand and advertising, enterprise communications, consumer insights and corporate social responsibility activities, as well as foundation, facilities, aviation, and corporate strategic real estate areas. Buckingham also led Lincoln’s business continuity and enterprise crisis management initiatives. A member of the Senior Management Committee, she reported directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis R. Glass.

Buckingham began her career in retail, where she forged a foundation in human resources and labor relations. Prior to joining Lincoln, she held several executive level positions in human resources and organizational development at Thomson Reuters, where her accomplishments were rooted in the company’s technology transformation from print to digital and offshoring to further streamline the organization, improve experience, and drive global efficiencies. Buckingham earned her Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Her areas of deep professional interest include board engagement, organizational development, total rewards strategies, culture, diversity, inclusion and belonging, digital transformation, change management, talent management, branding, wellness, engagement, and strategic communications. 

Honors & Awards:

2021: Distinguished HR Executive Award with co-founders of People +Work Connect

2020: Named to the 50 Boldly Inspirational Leaders list by Employ Humanity

2020: Ranked number 2 on the Top 25 Global CHRO list by N2Growth and Stanford Graduate School of Business

2018: Elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR)

2017: Named HR Executive of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine

2015: Included on Forbes’ list of the Top 10 CHROs 

2012: Named Pennsylvania Woman of the Year by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council  

 

Public Board Experience:

Board Member, Lincoln Life and Annuity Company of New York: 2019 to 2021

 

Advisory Board Member 

SucceedSmart, 2021 – Present 

Qchange, 2021 – Present 

 

Non-Profit Board Experience:

Board Member & Investment Chairperson, Philadelphia Eagles Charitable Foundation: 2009 to Present 

Board Member, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA: 2020 to Present 

 

Professional Affiliations:

HR Policy Institute, Boston University: 

Executive Chair, 2020 to Present

Member, 2017 to Present

Fellow, 2021

 

National Academy of Human Resources:

Fellow, 2018

Center for Executive Succession, Darla School of Business, University of South Carolina

Advisory Board member  

Peer Roundtable for CHROs: 

Program Chair Emeritus, 2016 to 2021

Executive Committee Member 2016 to Present

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