Lisa Brothers has more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and management of site development, sustainable design, and infrastructure-related projects. As Chairman & CEO of Nitsch Engineering, Lisa is responsible for the vision, growth strategy, strategic direction, and overall performance of the firm.
A registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and seven other states, Lisa is involved in a wide range of professional activities. She has been actively involved in the American Council of Engineering Companies/Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) for more than 25 years; Lisa currently serves on the ACEC/MA Board as National Director, as the PAC Champion, and on the Government Affairs Committee, and she is a past President of the Chapter. She is a member of the Environmental Business Council of New England’s Board of Directors. Lisa also served as President of the Women’s Transportation Seminar-Boston (WTS-Boston) Chapter, and is currently co-chair of the Public Art Committee. She is also currently serving on the City of Boston’s Women’s Workforce Council.
Lisa holds a BSCE from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, an MBA from Northeastern University, and is a 2004 graduate of ACEC National’s Senior Executive Institute. An active alumna of UMass Lowell, Lisa is a past Chair and a member of the College of Engineering/Industrial Advisory Board, and a member of the Center for Women and Work Advisory Board. In 2006, Lisa was co-chair of the Transportation and Construction Committee for the Massachusetts Government Appointments Project (MassGAP). She was an appointed member of the Town of Wilmington Conservation Commission for 10 years, and was an Overseer for the Boston Architectural College. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and is a Fellow of ACEC.
Her contributions to her community have been well recognized by a range of organizations. Lisa was named a 2015 Woman of Influence by the Boston Business Journal
, and received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the New England region’s services category. She also received the 2017 Leadership Award, and was named the 2008 Woman of the Year by WTS-Boston; received the 2004 Citizen Engineer Award from the Boston Society of Civil Engineers; received the 2018 University Alumni Award and 2003 Francis Academy Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from UMass-Lowell; was honored with a 2002 Pinnacle Award as an Emerging Executive from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; and received the BSCES Lester Gaynor Award in recognition of her exemplary service as a public official in Wilmington, Massachusetts in 2001.
November 21 , 1:45 pm – 2:35 pm
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