As part of the financial development team, Lissa is responsible for general office functions in support of the development department, special event logistics, representing Christian City at agency events, social media campaigns, donor relations and volunteer coordination.

After graduating with a business degree from Auburn University, Lissa began a career in Marketing and Business Development. While working for ABB Environmental Systems as their Marketing Manager, she traveled across the United States in support of the ABB sales team. She wrote and produced collateral materials, organized employee and client events, handled public relations and collaborated with other ABB divisions for trade show participation and advertising. Most recently, Lissa worked with the Coweta County School System after being a stay-at-home mother for 14 years.

Lissa lives in Newnan and has three adult children. She is an active member and serves as an Elder of Newnan Presbyterian Church. Lissa has been involved in the Coweta-Fayette Auburn Alumni Club, The City of Newnan Beautification Board, The Ferst Foundation as well as volunteering with various charitable organizations. She was among the first graduating class of the Newnan Citizen’s Academy.

More About Lissa

Alma Mater:

Auburn University

Fun Fact:

I grew up in a very small town in Alabama and graduated high school with 27 people. Eleven of us went from kindergarten through 12th grade together.

Favorite Leisure Activity:

Tailgating/Watching college football.

Favorite Vacation Destination:

Anywhere by the water.

Favorite Book:

To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ve probably read it 9 or 10 times.

Favorite Food:

Fried Pork Chops, although I never get to eat them.

Favorite Color:

Blue. It reminds me of water which has a calming effect on me. My dream is to one day live in a home with a large porch overlooking the water.

Favorite Singer:

Bruno Mars. You just have to get up and dance when any of his songs come on!

Favorite Season of the Year:

Fall

Favorite Childhood Memory:

Growing up on a farm in Alabama, there are too many great memories to pick a favorite.

What is the One Thing You Hope You Never Live Without?

My children, although Chick-fil-a sweet tea is a close second.

What’s so great about Christian City?

In the small amount of time that I’ve been here I have already experienced the sincere passion that the staff has for our mission. I’m excited to work for an organization founded on Christian values and based on service to others.