Lisa Rose

President

As President of Dix & Eaton, Lisa Rose partners with CEO Chas Withers in the areas of client service, practice development, talent development and professional partnerships and alliances.

She also heads Dix & Eaton’s investor relations practice, with responsibility for the delivery and continued enhancement of a broad-ranging portfolio of services and capabilities that includes shareholder communications, corporate governance counsel, investor targeting, proxy contests and shareholder activism, M&A/IPO communications, bankruptcy communications, IR websites and digital strategies, annual reports, corporate sustainability reports, employee education, and IR program assessment and measurement. A senior managing director of the firm, Lisa is a member of its Leadership Committee and Board of Directors.

Drawing on more than 20 years of varied corporate and agency experience in investor relations, internal communications, corporate communications, and accounting and finance, Lisa advises clients on a full range of strategic communications matters, including divestitures, mergers, acquisitions and leadership transitions. In 2012, she received the YWCA Greater Cleveland’s Women of Achievement Award, which celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of women in Northeast Ohio.

Before joining Dix & Eaton in 1996, Lisa was with Associated Estates Realty Corporation, where she served as manager of investor relations and was responsible for the design and implementation of the investor relations program for the newly public real estate investment trust. She was also responsible for all investment community contacts, the production of all financial communications, guiding the company on disclosure requirements and a variety of issues surrounding the company’s capital structure. Lisa also served as the main contact for outside legal counsel on all investor relations-related issues.

Earlier, Lisa was a financial analyst at Reliance Electric Company. Her responsibilities included extensive participation in taking the company public by producing and participating in the initial road show presentations and developing financial models used to determine the appropriate capital structure for the company. In addition to assisting in the ongoing investor relations activities, Lisa provided management and the Board of Directors with extensive financial analysis on the company and its peer group. 

Lisa is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and holds Investor Relations Charter certification from NIRI. She is also a board chair of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, board member of Presidents’ Council Foundation, and former board member of College Now and Saint Joseph Academy; former board chair for Towards Employment; and a member of Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009 and In Counsel With Women.

Specializes in:

  • Strategy development around integrated communications agendas
  • Investor relations strategy and program development
  • M&A transactions, IPOs and restructurings
  • CEO and leadership communications
  • Strategic employee communications during significant change (e.g., CEO transitions, mergers and acquisitions, downsizing)

Professional & community involvement:

  • Former CPA with background in accounting and finance
  • National Investor Relations Institute
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • In Counsel With Women
  • Leadership Cleveland Graduate (2009)
  • The Presidents’ Council – board member
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center – board member
  • American Heart Association – committee member
  • Athena Award Finalist 2009

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