Lisa joined CommunityAmerica in 1995 and during her tenure has overseen nearly every function of the Credit Union. In her first five years as CEO, she has advanced the organization to more than $2.9 billion in assets and launched a series of new business divisions and strategies helping members achieve true financial peace-of-mind in their lives.
Lisa is one of three Kansas Citians to be recognized in 2019 among the ‘Top 100 Financial Executives’ by the national Business Journal network, and has been selected as a ‘Power 100’ honoree by the Kansas City Business Journal every year since becoming CEO. She’s been featured on the ‘Ingram’s 250’ list for multiple years running, and most recently, 435 South Magazine named Lisa among its ‘50 Most Powerful People in Kansas City.”
Lisa is incredibly passionate about and invested in Kansas City where she’s lived her whole life, supporting Kansas City’s civic, business and philanthropic organizations through a variety of leadership positions. Lisa serves on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, City Year Kansas City, Rockhurst University, St. Michael the Archangel, and the Advisory Board of the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation. She is also committed to the credit union movement at a national level, serving on the Board of Directors for the Credit Union National Association.
In 2019, Lisa helped Children’s Mercy Hospital raise $2.45 million as Co-Chair of the Red Hot Night Gala, and previously helped the American Heart Association raise more than $1 million as the Kansas City Go Red for Women Luncheon Chair. Previous event Chair positions include the WIN for KC and Women’s Employment Network luncheons, and the Kansas City Area Development Council Annual Meeting. In 2020, Lisa will Co-Chair the Boys & Girls Club Kid’s Night Out event, and serve as Chair of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon for Metropolitan Community College.
Under Lisa’s leadership, CommunityAmerica was recently named a ‘Best Place to Work’ in the Kansas City Business Journal, as well as the Nonprofit Connect ‘Business Philanthropist of the Year.’
Lisa and her husband Barry live in Lee’s Summit, Mo. 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 her granddaughter Ava.