Regional President, Southeast Region and Executive Director, National Capital District

Lisa Marie Riggins is Regional President, Southeast Region and Executive Director, National Capital District. She is a member of the USO’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting to CEO and President J.D. Crouch II.

Lisa Marie has deep connections with the military and was born into an Army family in Bremerhaven, Germany. Her career path spans that of an actress in New York City, a criminal defense attorney, a state prosecutor, a personal injury attorney and the founding President of the nonprofit Fairness for Athletes in Retirement (FAIR).

Prior to becoming Executive Director of USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Lisa Marie also served in a variety of other senior leadership roles at the USO. Her work has led to an expansion of programs and fundraising to support more than 300,000 active-duty service members and their families in the area. USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore serves troops and their families at six USO centers, four USO airport lounges, area military hospitals and on the road with three Mobile USO vehicles.

A lawyer, Lisa Marie received her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. She received her B.A. in history and literature from American University and an Associate degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Lisa Marie is admitted to the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., bar. Her best friend is her husband, John, and her favorite people are her two daughters, Hannah and Coco.