Lisa Lien-Mager, Director of Communications

As ACWA’s director of communications, Lisa Lien-Mager manages the Communications Department and directs the association's communications program, including all publications, online communications and social media, public information programs, media relations and grassroots outreach. 

Prior to becoming director of communications, Lien-Mager served as ACWA’s communications supervisor with responsibility for supervising staff and developing publications, materials and ACWA’s website. She has more than 20 years of experience communicating water and related policy issues, and previously served as a communications specialist and later legislative analyst for ACWA as well as public affairs specialist for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program.

Lien-Mager started her career as a reporter for the Milwaukee Sentinel. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.