Public Affairs Analyst & Consultant
Lisa Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Main Street Marketing Partners, a branding and marketing consulting agency dedicated to helping small businesses define their brand and realize tangible growth through key marketing initiatives. She has over twenty years of experience in marketing, community relations, public affairs, and business development. She has worked with clients in the private and public sectors, developing strategic marketing plans, brand messaging, local campaign strategy, and business development outreach.
Before launching Main Street Marketing Partners, Thomas was the Managing Director for Taylor Digital, where she was a trusted advisor to the CEO, actively engaging in all aspects of the business including account management, marketing, HR, and financial planning. She has also been involved in public affairs as a consultant on local community campaigns and investigations including Tustin City Council campaigns and the city of Anaheim independent investigation. In this capacity, she helped craft messaging and positioning statements that led to victories for her clients, in addition to providing key research and analytics.
Thomas continues to be an active member of the Orange County community serving on numerous boards and non-profit organizations. Currently, she is the Chair of the Irvine Forward Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that has been established to support educational achievement through scholarships, career readiness, and community engagement. Additionally, Thomas is the Vice Chair of the Greater Irvine Chamber where she has served since 2017. In 2022, she was named Authentic Leader of the Year at the Women of Influence event sponsored by the Irvine Chamber.
Thomas also serves as Vice Chairman of Leadership Tomorrow, on the Executive Board of DeviceAlliance as the Marketing Chairman, and as a board member of Team Kids. Additionally, she volunteers for the Orange County Rescue Mission.