Lisa A. Krizek is the VP of Corporate Lease Administration for ascena. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ–ASNA), is a leading national specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls, operating, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, the dressbarn, maurices, justice, lane bryant, catherines, ann taylor, and loft brands. The company operates through its subsidiaries over 4,400 stores throughout the United States and Canada, with annualized revenues of over $6.6 billion. Ascena’s Lease Administration Department is responsible for Lease Compliance, Lease Accounting and Lease Audit for the company’s portfolio. The department has a thorough understanding of lease billing and reconciliations. They aim to provide real estate support services in a way that results in a competitive advantage to ascena and its brands. They have developed tools to support the lease audit process and best practices for managing occupancy costs. They have performed thousands of lease-related audits for the brands and have recovered in excess of $100,000,000 in landlord overcharges!

Previously, Lisa worked for Melville Corporation as their Assistant Director of Lease Administration during which time she assisted in the administration of more than 5,000 stores.

Lisa studied Communications at Fordham University and had initially planned on becoming a journalist. Collectively, Lisa has over 30 years of retail experience in lease administration! She lives in Carmel, New York with her husband and has two children.

Lisa has been a member of the NRTA since its founding in 1996 and currently serves as the President of the organization.