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Council Staff- Lisa Robertson

Lisa RobertsonSenior Advisor

Lisa Robertson serves as a Senior Advisor for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council). Created by the RESTORE Act of 2012 and comprised of the Governors of the five Gulf Coast States and Cabinet-level officials from six federal agencies, the RESTORE Council is responsible for restoring and protecting the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, and economy of the Gulf Coast.

Prior to joining the Council, Robertson served as the Administrator of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Deepwater Horizon Program where she oversaw the development of restoration plans and implementation of restoration projects in Florida through criminal, civil, and natural resource damage claims associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In this role she served as the Florida alternate representative to the RESTORE Council and represented the Department as a Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee to plan and carry out restoration efforts to restore the Gulf of Mexico and associated watersheds.

Earlier in her career, Robertson held various positions related to the restoration, protection, and reclamation of habitat, and environmental regulation. She has worked closely with multiple stakeholders including local, state, and federal governments, landowners, the public, and non-profit organizations on efforts such as the Florida Beaches Habitat Conservation Plan and large-scale restoration projects. Robertson has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida State University and is a Certified Public Manager. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida and enjoys camping, canoeing, and hiking.