Elise has over 25 years of leadership experience in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She has focused much of her career on change management to improve organizations, building positive, collaborative cultures. Elise brings the ability to easily toggle from high-level strategic planning to operational-level execution and has a unique experience recognizing and fulfilling the needs of organizations at many levels.
She acquired her degree in marketing from Columbia College then dove in to the for-profit world for 15 years in sales and marketing, and spent 10 years as an entrepreneur and successful business owner. Befitting Elise’s knack for wearing many hats -and her commitment to being a life-long learner- she has been in non-profits for the past 15 years in Human Resources, operations management, strategic planning, PR, Community Relations, fundraising, and event and project management.