Ms. Lisa Utasi is a Director and Senior Equity Trader at ClearBridge Investments, with 30 years of industry experience. She is a Past Chairman of the Security Traders Association (National) and a two-term Past President of the Security Traders Association of New York. She currently serves as the Incoming President of the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Investment Professionals.
Ms. Utasi has been widely recognized for her service in the New York City charity community, including the 2011 Women on Wall Street Charitable Works Award and the 2007 Michael P. Beier Award for her dedication to raising awareness and funding in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. In October 2015 she co-chaired the 15th Annual MDA Wings Over Wall Street Gala, marking the third time she has chaired the event. Wings Over Wall Street is a premier fundraising event for the MDA, focused on curing ALS. Ms. Utasi's charitable service activities include working on behalf of the Eden Institute and SCO Charity Golf Committees, the Inner-City Scholarship Fund and Taylor’s Gift. Ms. Utasi has completed ten marathons, including two for which she raised funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.
Ms. Utasi has been a panelist in a Leaders in Philanthropy lecture series sponsored by the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. She grew up in Texas and received her BA in Political Science and BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University. Ms. Utasi now enjoys living in New York City, and is an avid traveler as well as a runner.