Lisa Birnbaum

Lisa Birnbaum

Executive Recruiter

Lisa moved to Houston in 2005 and joined Edna A. Rice, Executive Recruiters shortly thereafter in 2006. She had been recruiting with a national search firm, but decided she wanted to be able to put a more personal touch on her recruiting. She has been with Edna Rice since then. Lisa and her husband moved to Pensacola Beach, Florida in 2022.

Lisa has worked on and placed a variety of transit and freight railroad management positions including many CEO’s, COO’s, and General Managers. She has also placed a VP of Commuter Rail, Program and Project Managers (civil, electrical, and mechanical), an Assistant Director – maintenance of equipment, Manager of Contracts & Procurement, Manager of Operating Practices, Project Control Manager, Sales Managers, National Rail Director, Rail Engineer, Transportation Planner, Traffic Engineer, and a Director of Mainline Business Segment. She has also worked on several logistics positions in the chemical and oil & gas industries including a Distribution Manager, Fueling Manager, General Manager (locomotive fuels), Transportation Analyst and a Customer Service Manager.

Lisa’s father was in the military, so she has lived in all parts of the country and in Germany. She still loves traveling, but she is enjoying her new home in Pensacola, although she misses Houston. She has a husband, a daughter who is working in Wilmington, NC, a son-in-law who is a Captain in the Marines at Camp Lejeune, and a son who works in cyber security in College Station, Texas. Lisa received her B.S. from LSU and her M.B.A. from Loyola University. Lisa had the pleasure of having the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad as a client when she lived in New Orleans, so she already knew how great railroad employees were to work with. She loves specializing in the railroad and transportation niche!

Since 2006, Lisa has thrived on helping her clients and candidates find the best fit! She looks forward to meeting you at industry events such as NRC, ASLRRA, APTA Rail and AREMA this year. If you need help filling a position or finding your next opportunity, call or email her. If it’s more convenient for you to contact her after business hours, feel free to call her on her cell.