Lisbeth A. Lyons

Lisbeth A. Lyons

Lisbeth Lyons is Vice President, Government & Political Affairs, PRINTING United Alliance, the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts trade association in the country. With more than 20 years of experience representing the voice of business on Capitol Hill, Lisbeth advocates for public policies that protect and advance the economic future of the printing and packaging industry. She oversees PRINTING United Alliance’s legislative, political, and grassroots advocacy initiatives, and has served in executive leadership of multiple successful advocacy campaigns, such as Coalition for Paper Options, Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service, and Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers Coalition.

Prior to representing PRINTING United Alliance, Lisbeth served in similar roles at Printing Industries of America, US Telecom, and the National Federation of Independent Business. She also spent three years as a K-12 teacher in the Chicago Public Schools system, where she was on the forefront of urban education reform in the mid-1990s.

Lisbeth is Midwestern born and bred, having grown up in the St. Louis metropolitan area and attended college at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, before starting her career in Washington, DC. She holds a B.A. in English/Sociology and a professional graduate certificate from The George Washington University School of Political Management. She lives in the historic Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.

An avid leader and learner in professional development, Lisbeth was a founding member of the Government Relations Leadership Forum, and is an active participant in organizations such as Council of Manufacturing Associations, Women in Government Relations, and National Association of Business PACs, among others. Lisbeth is often a featured speaker at premier industry conferences; she has spoken to Boards of Directors, corporate executive management teams, and state and regional trade associations across the country from coast to coast.

PRINTING United Alliance Calls on Congress to End Build Back Better Act Talks

On Wednesday, as news traveled across Capitol Hill that December’s consumer price index rose 7%, PRINTING United Alliance issued a letter formally calling on Congressional leaders to end negotiations to pass the Build Back Better Act and shift focus to more immediate economic concerns.

Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act's Impact on Printers

While the new law will affect many industries, here are a few key points for print providers to note. Don't expect quick action, though. The majority of spending in the new law will take months (or years) to implement.

President Biden’s ‘Path Out of the Pandemic’ Plan: Small Business & Economy

The headlines coming out of the President's address on his Administration’s efforts to find a path out of the pandemic focused on the mandate for COVID-19 vaccines for certain employers. Action item No. 5 of the Path Out of the Pandemic plan garnered less attention, but is still worthy of review by printing companies.

USPS Releases 10-Year Strategic Plan

The USPS released its long-anticipated 10-year strategic plan this week and it’s a decidedly mixed bag for the commercial mailing sector, a supply chain that includes printing and packaging, and one that in 2019 generated an estimated $1.6 trillion in sales.

‘The Gold Standard of Advocacy’ for the Print Industry

As the printing industry continues to grow and diversify, so does its advocacy in Washington and across the country. This year saw a new president inaugurated, a new U.S. Congress sworn into office, and new faces among the ranks of governors and state legislators.

Extra PPP Help for Small Print Shops

There’s a two-week window during which lenders will be exclusively servicing micro-businesses seeking loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

A 50-50 Senate: So How Does That Work? (And Why Georgia Matters)

It’s 50-50, folks. The two final Senate races have been decided, with Senators-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock winning their respective Georgia run-off campaigns. This represents a practical challenge in running the Senate. If the operations manager in you is wondering, “How does that even work?”, read on.

2020 Year-End COVID Relief Legislation: Targeted Relief for Print Verticals

HR 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, provides approximately $900 billion to bolster the U.S. economy amid the continued spread of COVID-19 and includes targeted economic relief for specific print verticals that have been especially hard-hit during the coronavirus pandemic.

Congress Passes Year-End COVID Relief Legislation

As an essential industry, print and packaging has continued to function throughout a difficult 2020. PRINTING United Alliance has staunchly advocated Congress pass a major year-end COVID relief package before adjourning for the year.