Lisa Ann PinkertonFounder and CEO

From the newsroom to the boardroom, Lisa Ann has used her keen analytical skills to share technology stories with the world since 2001. She is founder and CEO of the award-winning Technica Communications, founder and Chairwoman of the non-profit Women In Cleantech & Sustainability, host of the podcast Earthlings 2.0, an international speaker and moderator and documentary filmmaker. She was named the PRNEWS 2021 Industry Innovator, PR Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards (2020), Female Entrepreneur of the Year for Advertising and Marketing by the Women in Business and the Professions World Awards (2020), and a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal (2017). 

At Technica Communications, Lisa Ann leads companies through the web of new and traditional media with targeted messaging that bolsters business goals. As a former award-winning journalist, Lisa Ann acutely understands what motivates many journalists, in particular how they think, and she is routinely able to turn those insights into top-tier coverage. The company has received numerous awards, including the Globee Golden Bridge Awards (2023), PRNEWS Platinum Award Finalist (2023), Best Crisis Management 2022 from BullDog Reporter, Globee Business Awards 2021 Company of the Year, Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations, a gold disruptor company for the Women in Business Awards (2021) Agency of the Year in Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations by the One Planet Awards (2021), an American Business Award for PR Campaign of the Year (2020), a PR Bulldog Award for Best Use of Influencers (2020). 

Women In Cleantech & Sustainability (WCS) is an international professional networking group that is a supportive and encouraging community to all genders seeking to build their careers in the climate economy. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with chapters in Los Angeles, and Europe WCS supports the advancement of career goals with educational panels, programs and workshops related to a wide variety of cleantech and sustainability topics.

Before founding Technica Communications, Lisa Ann was a Senior Account Executive and managed new business operations for the San Francisco PR firm Antenna Group. She got her start as a broadcast journalist covering environmental science in 2001. She was awarded the Best Environmental Journalism award by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2005. Her work has been broadcast on National Public Radio, PBS Television, WPXI-NBC, American Public Media, The Environment Report, Great Lakes Radio Consortium, Free Speech TV, WYEP 91.3FM-Pittsburgh, WRCT 88.3FM-Pittsburgh, and WCPN/WVIZ PBS ideastream in Cleveland.