Lisa Daugherty is serving as the new President & CEO of Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI), which provides solutions to meet the workforce-related needs of customers in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Starke and Pulaski counties in Northwest Indiana.
Prior to coming to CWI, Lisa served as President and CEO for Lake Area United Way (LAUW), leading the organization through a significant transition to a new community impact model, focused on strengthening low-income working families by helping them access financial education resources, child care and better paying jobs. While in that role, she earned NIPSCO’s Luminary Award for Outstanding Community Leadership.
Before LAUW, Lisa entered the nonprofit sector as the Director of Marketing & Development for TradeWinds Services, Inc., an organization serving children and adults with disabilities. She also managed the Employment Services Department which connected clients with job opportunities and provided supportive services to retain employment.
Prior to her roles in nonprofits, Lisa enjoyed a diverse career in media with The TIMES Media Company serving lastly as the Advertising Director and General Manager. Throughout her career at The TIMES, she held various sales, management and director level positions in circulation, marketing, human resources and advertising.
Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Master of Arts in Communication and Creative Arts from Purdue Northwest.
Outside of her work priorities, Lisa works really hard to pamper her four rescues.