National Board of Directors
Lisa is General Counsel, Corporate Compliance Officer and a Senior Vice President of HOK Group, Inc., the parent company for all HOK companies world-wide.
Lisa is a 1985 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. She received her law degree as well as a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Washington University located in St. Louis. Lisa is a licensed attorney in both Missouri and California.
Lisa has 28 years of legal experience, beginning her practice with Evans & Dixon in 1988. While in private practice, Lisa handled primarily commercial disputes both for plaintiffs and defendants. Lisa was the primary attorney handling Wal-Mart cases in the eastern half of Missouri during most of her time with Evans & Dixon.
In 2000, Lisa joined HOK as Associate General Counsel and was promoted to Assistant General Counsel in 2004. In 2005, Lisa was promoted to her current position as General Counsel. As General Counsel, Lisa leads a team of five attorneys and other professional staff. The HOK Legal Department is dedicated to meeting all of the Company’s legal needs world-wide. In addition, HOK Legal provides assistance on a wide variety of strategic and operational issues such as HOK’s strategy for conducting business in a global marketplace.
In 2011, the HOK Group, Inc. Board of Directors appointed Lisa to also serve as HOK’s Corporate Compliance Officer (CCO). As CCO, Lisa works closely with HOK’s Human Resources team and has involvement in the implementation of the Company’s Global Ethics Program and Diversity initiatives. In 2012, Lisa was appointed as one of five members to the Operations Committee, a subcommittee of the HOK Group Board of Directors, charged with the oversight of company operations. Lisa is also actively engaged with the ACE Mentor Program, having served on both the National Board of Directors as well as the Board of the St. Louis, Missouri Affiliate.