Lisa Wright Ponce leverages over 20 years of nonprofit and for-profit sector experience in her role as Senior HR Business Partner. Lisa has proven capacity for strategically assessing diverse organizations and designing multi-faceted workplace solutions. Her expertise in organizational culture assessment and change management has positioned Lisa as an advisor to nonprofit executives who are undertaking business and cultural transformation, including changing their operational models. Lisa frequently serves as interim HR leader. In this capacity, she helps clients solve their most complex leadership and talent challenges in strategic areas to include talent acquisition, talent management, talent assessment, human resources strategy, competency development, succession planning, career path development and coaching. Lisa has also successfully completed engagements in performance management, training and development, human resource compliance and functional assessment.
For seven years prior to Nonprofit HR, Lisa served as Vice President, Human Resources in a privately held real estate firm. Stepping into a newly created executive leadership role, Lisa developed and led outcomes-driven human capital strategy in response to the firm’s rapid growth. She grew the HR team from three to seven professionals to better align with the needs of the organization’s 1,000 employees.
Lisa holds a master’s degree in human resources from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University.