Two teams from ESD now Stantec and Stantec join a total of 600 Women Build volunteers in this year’s effort by Habitat for Humanity to construct houses for Chicago women who might not otherwise be able to afford a new home. (Learn more about Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s Women Build.)
Lisa Leemans, Certified Public Accountant, has joined ESD as our new Managing Director of Finance and Accounting.
She will contribute to accelerating our strategic growth through her experience leading finance and accounting functions within our industry while offering a diverse perspective gained through her prior leadership roles within accounting firms and law firms. Lisa is a member of our Leadership Team.
Most recently, Lisa served for 3 ½ years as Chief Financial Officer for Ascent, a program management firm in our industry. Prior to joining Ascent, she was the CFO for Cotter Consulting, Director of Finance for Nixon Peabody and Senior Vice President – Finance and Accounting for the Rise Group. Lisa graduated summa cum laude from Saint Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and is a CPA with the State of Illinois.
Lisa offers an extensive background in strategic planning, development and leadership in finance and accounting to accelerate ESD’s strategy for growth.