Lisa Whisler Garavanta is Vice President of Government Affairs at FLIR Systems. She is from a Newport maritime family and supports the Oliver Hazard Perry with outreach to legislators as the lead advocacy professional for the company’s work with federal, state and local elected and appointed officials. Lisa’s 20 year career in Washington, DC has been spent on Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon with the national security and tech industries.

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to provide innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs to promote personal and professional growth.