Lisa Choi Owens

Lisa Choi Owens

Chief Revenue Officer & Director, TED

Lisa Choi Owens is the Chief Revenue Officer and a Director of TED.  TED is a non-profit committed to engaging with the world’s most inspired thinkers to share ideas worth spreading.  Lisa is responsible for assuring that TED continues to grow its reach and impact as a global media platform through strategic partnerships with mission-aligned organizations around the world. Her mandate is to collaborate with companies to discover and curate the best ideas to share both within their organization’s own ecosystem and with the TED community at large.

Prior to TED, Lisa served on the senior leadership team for the Scripps Networks as the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ulive, an internally funded start-up inside of Scripps Networks Interactive.  Before founding Ulive, Lisa was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media for Scripps which included oversight of category-leading websites FoodNetwork.com, HGTV.com, and TravelChannel.com.  During her tenure there, she received national recognition for her work in the cable industry from Women in Cable Telecommunications, CableFAX, Cynopsis Media, and Multi Channel News.

Ms. Owens is dedicated to advancing the media industry by supporting diversity, inclusion, and innovation. To further these goals, she serves on the Diversity Council at TED, as an Executive Member of She Runs It, an organization committed to encouraging and promoting women in the marketing and media fields, and she was also a board member with the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. Additionally, as a member of the Board of Directors for Digital Content Next, Ms. Owens utilized her extensive professional experience to move the digital media industry forward by strengthening relationships between media brands, consumers, and marketers.

Owens holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.