Regional President, Southeast Region

Lisa Marie Riggins is Regional President for the USO Southeast Region, she is responsible for USO operations and fund development in twelve states and a district: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Lisa Marie has deep connections with the military and was born into an Army family in Bremerhaven, Germany. She began her career with the USO as the Executive Director for the National Capital District (NCD). Under her leadership, NCD maintained positive revenue growth and opened four new USO locations.

As Southeast Regional President, Lisa Marie oversees the operations for over 1.7 million service members and their families. The Southeast Region is home to 36% of the nation’s active military force and 31% of the National Guard and Reserve Forces.

Before joining the USO, Lisa Marie practiced law as a defense attorney, a state prosecutor and personal injury attorney. She founded her own non-profit, Fairness for Athletes in Retirement (FAIR) to increase the pension for NFL retirees.

Lisa Marie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in History from American University in Washington D.C. She earned her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in New York City and is barred in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Lisa Marie grew up in the military and many of her family members continue to serve.