Lisa Nickerson is the founder and CEO of Nickerson, a full service marketing and communications agency with offices in Boston and Miami. Lisa and the Nickerson team were recently the 2019 PR Daily 'Winner' and 2020 PR Week 'Finalist' for Crisis Communications/Reputation Management.
Lisa was also recognized by Bisnow in 2018 as one of Boston’s “Most Powerful Women in Real Estate”, was featured on Chronicle in June 2018 as Greater Boston’s Real Estate Expert and was also the recipient of the 2016 PRISM Award for Marketing Professional of the Year. Notably she was recognized as The Nashua Telegraph’s 91 Progress’ Entrepreneur of the Year at 17 years old.
Lisa is a multiple-industry award winner, a well-respected, sought-after speaker and moderator, and a devotee of professional and community service. Lisa is an active member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), ULI | New England’s Advisory Board, ULI Women Leadership Institute Co-Chair and Communications Chair, Board Member & Founder's Circle Chair of the Arts & Business Council, Board Member & VP of Sponsorship of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, former SIOR New England Board Member & Communications Chair, and a member of CREW.
Philanthropic endeavors include Board Member and Development Chair of Housing Families Inc. since 2006 and various roles and now Board Member of the Joshua Frase Foundation since 1997.
Lisa received her BS in Marketing & Finance from Boston College. She maintains her Massachusetts Real Estate License and is currently completing her Master of Business Administration at Babson College. She received her Real Estate Certificate from Boston University.
Marla Schultz is a headlining standup comedian, speaker, actress and media personality. Her most important role to date is “Saving lives one punchline at a time.”
Crediting her comedy superpowers for the personal successes in her own life trajectory, she fervently communicates that humor heals and creates compassion within ourselves and with others.
Marla’s engaging sense of humor in her live performances and social media supports a loyal, global fan base at main stage comedy clubs, theaters and on cruise lines. For two years she toured nationally with fellow comedian Chelsea Handler and has entertained the U.S. Military troops overseas.
She has also been featured in the documentaries The Big Talk Over Dinner and the soon-to-be-released You’re Gorgeous, I Love Your Shirt: A Look Inside the Crisis of Bullying and Mental Health.
TV acting roles: CBS/STARZ POWER, TNT’s Men of a Certain Age, FX’s Dirt, Comics Unleashed and Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly. She’s been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Day New York, PIX 11 News, WCBS-TV and MSNBC.
Marla has performed at The Nantucket, Lucille Ball, Los Angeles, Raleigh’s Oak City, Toyota, Marshalls and Boston’s Women Comedy Festivals.