WASHINGTON (May 16, 2019) – Howard University Senior Counsel Lisa Jones Gentry was recently named to the DCA Live 2019 “Top Corporate Counsel” list, a distinction awarded to top officers in the city’s legal departments.
DCA Live said this year’s individual honorees represented a diverse group of industries and had made significant contributions to the growth of their respective institutions. Gentry and other honorees will be honored at a dinner on May 21.
Gentry is currently the senior counsel for business transaction and technology Gentry in the Office of General Counsel at Howard University. She has more than 20 years experience in media, technology and sophisticated corporate transactions, including hospitality and real estate finance.
Gentry is an honors graduate of Harvard College and of the Harvard Law School. She was appointed by the Mayor of Washington, D.C. as a commissioner on the Technology, Innovation and Inclusion Commission. She is a frequent speaker in the areas of technology and media and was a recognized “Change Maker” in 2016 by the White House at the United States of Women awards.
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 70 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.