Lisa Shufro is a curator and content design expert who specializes in convening influencers across communities and disciplines. She currently serves as the Chief Content Officer for Life is Beautiful, and is the former Managing Editor of TEDMED.
At TEDMED, she led efforts to select and prepare presenters for its extensive annual stage program, as well as hosting the global broadcast from the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Videos of the talks she has produced have garnered tens of millions of views on TED.com.
Prior to joining Life is Beautiful, Lisa led learning initiatives for the Downtown Project, a large-scale city revitalization effort led by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. Her work included programming for Inspire Theater, as well as the test implementation of a new management practice called Holacracy.
Lisa also has over ten years of experience as a business executive marketer, inventor for Synapse Group, a subsidiary of Time Warner, and Walker Digital, a business invention firm. She held a faculty position at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, and is an advisory board member for the Young Professional's Chronic Disease Network. In 2014, Disruptive Women in Health Care named Lisa one of its inaugural class of "Women to Watch."
Lisa is an accomplished violinist, with a music degree from Yale University. A former Midwestener, she is still acclimating to warm winters in Las Vegas.