Lisa E. Schortzmann
Office: (212) 606-7713
Fax: (212) 606-7661
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Prior to joining Sotheby's International Realty, Lisa established a strong background in the hospitality industry over a 13-year period, planning and executing large-scale events, social soirees and conferences. She most recently served as Director of Special Events for The Argus Group, a Manhattan-based, premier full-service strategic marketing and special events agency. Working with clients such as The New York Yankees, Victoria's Secret and The Mexico Tourism Board fostered her love of large, multi-phase events.
Prior to joining The Argus Group, Lisa served as a senior account executive in the New York office of Global Events, a Spain-based special events firm. Her primary focus was the planning and execution of large-scale financial conferences and fundraising events, many of which had budgets upwards of a million dollars.
Lisa gained national experience spending several years in the hospitality industry, working for top catering firm Bold American Catering. In this role, she contracted, planned and produced over 70 full-scale non-profit and social events. As a contributor to the national trade publication Special Events magazine, Lisa was recognized as an industry expert on local television and internet programs.
Beginning her career with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company provided Lisa with the opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest in the hospitality industry. Working with both peers and clients who expected only the highest level of service, Lisa learned to expect and deliver excellence. While with The Ritz-Carlton, Lisa secured, directed and implemented over 400 corporate, non-profit and social events.
While attending Miami University of Ohio, Lisa earned a degree in speech communication with a concentration in public relations. She is a native of New Jersey and currently resides in both Manhattan and Bridgehampton, NY, with her husband, Craig.