Lisa joined CommunityAmerica in 1995 and during her tenure has overseen nearly every function of the Credit Union. After graduating from Rockhurst University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Lisa was introduced to the industry working with a regional CPA firm auditing credit unions. She has held executive level positions, to include CFO and President, of various asset-sized financial institutions.
Lisa earned the designation of Certified Chief Executive Officer (CCE) from the Credit Union Executives Society, and she’s a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard Business School. She was selected as a “Power 100” and “Women Who Mean Business” honoree by the Kansas City Business Journal, one of KC Magazine’s “Influential Women” and was published in the “ Ingram’s 250” list. In 2010, Lisa co-founded the Women’s Association of Credit Union Leaders (WACUL) to provide opportunities for women in credit union leadership to network and develop skills. Lisa also launched Women2Women in 2013, an organization of c-suite executives of $1 billion credit unions which helps foster an environment of learning to propel more females into the CEO role. In 2016, Lisa served as Board Co-Chair of the Kansas City Go Red for Women Campaign, helping the organization raise more than $1 million. Lisa was also named the 2017 Co-Chair for the Women’s Employment Network Annual Luncheon. She currently serves on the Board of the Directors for the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Heartland Credit Union Association, the Derrick Johnson “Defend the Dream” Foundation and City Year, an AmeriCorps organization that helps keep kids in school. Lisa also serves on the KC Chamber’s Executive Women’s Leadership Council. She previously served on both the Children’s Mercy Family Health Partners Board of Directors and the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Lisa and her husband Barry live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. A native of Independence, she continues to be active in the Jackson County community where she was raised. Lisa enjoys spending her free time with her family, including three children, nine brothers and sisters, and their extended families.
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