Lisa Williamson of Fairbanks, Alaska, was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) during the organization’s 102nd National Convention held Aug. 25-31 in Charlotte, N.C.
Williamson has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district, department, and national levels. At the national level, she served as chair of several programs, including Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Children & Youth, Education, Auxiliary Emergency Fund, Legislative, Constitution & Bylaws, Public Relations, Community Service, and Junior Activities. She also served as the national vice president in the 2022-2023 administrative year.
Williamson is a member of C. Russell Huber ALA Unit 57 in Fairbanks. She is eligible for ALA membership through her father, Ray Allington, her adoptive father, Keith LaChance, and through the military service of her son, Kyle, who serves in the Alaska Air Guard. Williamson is also an American Legion Rider.
Born in southern California, Williamson moved to Fairbanks when she was 7 years old. It has been her home ever since. However, she does escape the winter months to Arizona with her husband Darrel. She has two children, Danielle and Kyle, and two grandsons, Dawson and Micah.
In her professional life, Lisa worked for The American Legion Department of Alaska for eight years and has been a licensed realtor for over 20 years.