Lisa Ellis has been named executive director of the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, according to the organization.
Santa Fe-based Ellis begins in the role Feb. 22 and takes over from acting director James Falk, according to a press release. She was appointed by the organization’s board of directors.
The organization’s former executive director, Sandy Campbell, who led the group for five years, left in August to become president and CEO of Taos-based True Kids 1, a dedicated nonprofit media education in state schools.
Ellis previously served as director of marketing and communications for TIDES, a nonprofit and philanthropic organization; director of global communications for International Medical Corps; and program director for the International Center of Journalists. She received a bachelor’s degree in Russian regional studies from Colorado College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.
She has worked in dozens of countries.
The Santa Fe Council on International Relations promotes understanding of globalization and American foreign policy through a variety of educational programs and welcomes visitors through a variety of events.