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Lisa Diaz  

Managing Partner & Founder of Turf Advisory

Lisa Diaz is the Managing Partner and Founder of Turf Advisory. She provides public and private sector clients with strategic and tactical advice on designing, financing and managing next-generation infrastructure to build smarter cities. Diaz is responsible for business development and oversees partnerships with AWS Marketplace, Rubicon Global, The Trust for Public Land, Philips Lighting, Bronx Pro, Save the Sound among others. She curates innovative and pragmatic technology-powered solutions, working with clients to market their services to both the public and the private sectors. Diaz identifies opportunities to leverage Smart Cities Technologies to maximize the quality and efficiency of projects.

Diaz is the Smart Infrastructure Executive-in-Residence at the Baker Program in Real Estate, Cornell University; Guest Lecturer, Cornell Tech. She is a Committee Chair for Westchester Climate Crisis Taskforce, a member of the Steering Committee of NY Blue Tech and a member of the Smart Cities NY Advisory Board. She is also a member of the NYCSBS MWBE Construction Mentorship Program and the Women’s Builders Council.

Prior to her focus on urban innovation, Diaz was President and CEO of Prince Street Capital Management, an emerging markets asset management company. She was also a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs spearheading the firm’s relationship with Sovereign Wealth Funds, global hedge funds and mutual fund complexes. Her nearly three-decade career on Wall Street spanned capital markets, research, prime brokerage across the capital structure and globe.

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