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Lisa Tenner

Lisa Tenner was recently named a visionary in both entertainment and gaming by Global Gaming magazine and awarded “Event Pro" by her peers in the live event performance arena. She is the recipient of the Nevada Governor's Tourism Award.

As founder of Tenner and Associates, Inc., a Las Vegas based branding and marketing company, Lisa focuses on talent-building and brand marketing skills in the corporate world. Tenner takes pride in having created "The Queens of Heart” as the charitable arm for the ladies event during the World Series of Poker. Her accomplishments include the creation and production of Emerging Artists and Technology in Music, which launched the careers of many unsigned artists to major labels. Lisa's clients have included poker pros Phil Hellmuth and Kathy Liebert, among others.

Tenner has represented many companies including Jeep, Party Gaming, Caesar's Entertainment, VH 1, Card Player Cruises, Hard Rock Hotel, Elle Magazine, Global Gaming Expo and other global gaming and entertainment conference clients.

Recently the American Gaming Association appointed Ms. Tenner to the Advisory Board for their table games track. Lisa and her team just finished the project for the Grand Lucayan Resort with the Grand Lucayan Celebrity Weekend, this past November. Ms Tenner is currently a partner in Game and Show with a portfolio of over a dozen game, competition, and reality shows for network and cable broadcast. She is also a member of the Entertainment Resources and Marketing Association (erma). Moving into social media she is the marketing and branding company of record for Shoutz. Tenner is also the manager of film director and producer, writer Dustin Voigt.

Lisa Tenner's long and circuitous route to her current professional acumen as a brand and marketing maven is a story of personal fortitude and unstinting vision. There is nothing in her early background and training that would forecast her rapid rise through music, entertainment, sponsorship, marketing and brand development.

Raised in Southern California, Tenner was highly regarded as a child ballerina, dancing annually with the New York City ballet on its visit to the West Coast, under the direction of George Ballanchine. Dancing with various regional troupes until the age of 18, she left ballet behind when she took her father's counsel that she had an aptitude for business and should concentrate her efforts there. While studying psychology at UCLA, she decided to apply for a job at several leading stock brokerage firms in downtown Los Angeles to start getting some experience. Not interested in secretarial or receptionist positions, she asked to take the entry-level test to become a broker. All but one company refused her. She persisted. When she got her shot at Joseph Sebag & Co. she made the most of it, passing the exam with flying colors and in short order becoming the most successful securities trader in downtown Los Angeles. Leaving UCLA behind, she spent the next few years building up her successful clientele and reputation.


  • Recently named a visionary in both Entertainment and Gaming and also tapped by Global Gaming Magazine as one of the top 25 people to watch.

  • Finalist for women in IGA Women in Gaming Awards in two categories.

  • Awarded “Event Pro of the year” by her peers in the Live Event performance arena.
  • Recipient of the Nevada Governor’s Tourism Award

  • Recognized by the Mayor of Las Vegas and honored with a Proclamation of Lisa Tenner Day for her charitable works with Special Olympics Nevada.

  • Honored and recognized along with her co-founders of for dedication to creating charity poker events around the world with a proclamation by the Mayor of Las Vegas

  • Recognition by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for twenty-five years of supporting the mission to improve the environment for music and the lives of all members.
Lisa Tenner Day Proclamation
Lisa Tenner Day


“We have used services provided by Tenner and Associates for the past 6 months and couldn’t be happier with the results. Lisa and her team are not only forward creative thinkers but have a strong network of go-to companies and associates to get those concepts and programs out in front of. Lisa is tenacious when she takes on a project, always helping us meet our goals and objectives and always wanting to be on the winning side of business for her clients.”
Larry Griffiths
Shoutz Inc.

“Lisa's creativity and imagination were invaluable in the development of our billion dollar Las Vegas strip property."

“This woman was omnipresent, perpetually positive and inspiring in both her words & deeds. Ms. Tenner has an impressive background in the music industry, including acting as personal manager of Toto”
Mike Spence
Entertainment Lawyer


Lisa Tenner - President

121 Quail Run Rd.
Henderson NV 89014

Cell Phone: +1 702.496.3286
Office: +1 702.454.9561

Telephone: 242.374.2979
Cell Phone: 242.439.6454



Poker Gives was founded by Mike Sexton, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, and Lisa Tenner as a way for poker players to give back to worthwhile charity organizations. The mission of is to raise funds through poker events and private donations, and distribute them to mainstream charities on behalf of the poker world.

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