Lisa Rawlins is one of the most active and community- oriented
members of Burbank, and she’s not even a resident.
“I spend more time in this city than the city I live in,” Rawlins
said. “I know the people here as well as the people I grew up with. I
think it is a privilege to be able to give back.”
Rawlins joined Warner Bros. in 1990 and works as the senior vice
president of studio and production affairs. Before that, she headed
the California Film Commission for six years and served as the deputy
press secretary for former California Gov. George Deukmejian.
She has also developed scripts for various television studios,
including NBC, after graduating from the University of Southern
California with a degree in cinema.
The San Marino resident’s most notable community contribution was
serving as Burbank Chamber of Commerce president in 2002. But she is
also a board member of the Kids Community Clinic of the YMCA and
active in the school district’s Partnership Advisory Council.
Rawlins, a mother of two, has brought out the philanthropic side
of her employer.
Last spring, she helped persuade Warner Bros. to grant $10,000 to
Burbank’s Media City Ballet Company.
She is also involved in the studio’s Youth Mentoring Connection, a
program that pairs a company executive with a troubled youth from
Community Day School on San Fernando Road.