PRESIDENT & CEO, STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, TAMPA
Lisi joined the Straz Center five years after it opened in 1987. She reversed an operating deficit and has led the center into a role as Tampa’s premier performing arts venue and one of the largest multi-venued performing arts center in the country. The center hosts more than 700,000 attendees a year. Lisi is leading a $100-million expansion program.
|EDUCATION||Sacred Heart University (BA), St. Louis University (MA)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||I began my career as an actor/singer and have written and produced over 10 plays and produced more than 100 operas.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I was in a convent for three years. Also, I have been a Tony voter for 35 years.|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||I would be a writer.|
|STAYING FIT||I try to eat well, practice yoga and pump my elliptical for a half-hour daily.|