Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Habitat for Humanity offices
824 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Topic: Neighborhood Revitalization in Atlanta
Speaker: Atlanta Habitat for Humanity President & CEO Lisa Gordon
In her presentation, Lisa will focus on Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s programs to increase affordable homeownership as well as their build the block strategy to eliminate blight and build strong communities in Atlanta’s most challenging neighborhoods.
The LAI Blog post, 2018 Spring Atlanta Chapter Meeting, gives a synopsis of the excellent meeting; the LAI FB album includes a pictorial recap of the meeting and tour under the Spring 2018 Meeting section.
Lisa’s PPT presentation is available for download: 05-01-18_LisaGordon_LAITalkingPointsFinal
Lisa Gordon’s Bio:
Lisa Y. Gordon, CPA, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity—one of the top 10 Habitat for Humanity International affiliates in the United States. She is a recognized leader in transformational redevelopment efforts for quality affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization. Lisa joined Atlanta Habitat in July 2015 and set the nonprofit homebuilder on a new course to become a catalyst for holistic neighborhood revitalization. She developed and now guides the organization’s new five-year strategic plan and new vision and mission—making an annual $6 million economic impact on the city of Atlanta through new home constructions, renovations, and critical repair projects.
As a leader in urban redevelopment and government service before joining Atlanta Habitat, Lisa was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., cabinet member in former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin’s administration, City Manager of East Point, GA and Assistant City Manager of Austin, Texas. Prior to these roles, she worked in county government for 10 years.
She earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a Master’s of Accounting degree from Nova Southeast University. She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida since 1999.
In 2016 Lisa was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She is an Advisory Board member of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the U.S. Council Advocacy Committee for Habitat for Humanity International, International Women’s Forum, Women’s Affordable Housing Network, Leadership Atlanta and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She is the recipient of several honors and awards including the YWCA of Greater Atlanta 2017 Women of Achievement, WTS International’s Woman of the Year in Transportation, Bisnow magazine’s Top 40 most influential women in commercial real estate in 2014, and CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network’s 2013 Economic Impact Award.