A sustainability leader focused on developing and implementing strategies, policies and programs to advance corporate social responsibility based on a sophisticated understanding of climate change issues, workplace wellness and social equity impacts.
As Sustainability Director for Metrolink, the third largest regional rail service in the nation, Lisa is leading the path to a zero emissions future with her development of a progressive 2030 Climate Action Plan focused on advanced technologies of battery electric and hydrogen fuel cells. Building a bridge to zero, she spearheaded the bold move to eliminate all petroleum-based fossil fuels in their locomotive fleet. Metrolink is the first rail agency in the nation to power all trains with 100% recycled natural fats and vegetable oils. By removing 8 million gallons per year from the fossil fuel supply chain, air quality is improved and greenhouse gas emissions reduced by up to 80%, the equivalent of eliminating 13,900 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.
Previously as Vice President and founding member of sustainability at CBRE, Lisa developed climate strategies and CSR programs across global sites, playing a critical role integrating social purpose while aligning business strategy and operations to deliver ESG benefits for all stakeholders. She was responsible for preparing content for environmental performance disclosures, annual report publications and pursued recognition in industry award programs including achieving EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year award multiple consecutive years.
Lisa exemplifies her professional work by living a life of committed action. She serves as Vice President of the WSLA Alumnae Board, Chairs the Women in Green committee for USGBC-LA and is also a member of the LA Community Leaders. She has been honored with multiple awards including the Top Women in Sustainability Leadership, Los Angeles Impact Maker, and holds professional designations which include USGB.