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Lisa L. Washington


Lisa Washington came to DBIA in July 2004 as Vice President of Education and Professional Development. Her primary responsibility was to ensure a timely, systematic, and coordinated effort by DBIA National to develop and deliver quality education and professional development opportunities to DBIA members and other industry professionals. In addition, she was tasked with implementing strategies to increase the value, recognition and use of the Designated Design-Build Professional™ designation. Lisa was promoted to Chief Operating Office in November 2006 and to Executive Director in June 2009. Washington has more than 15 years of association management experience focused in the areas of educational program development and credentialing, (certification and accreditation), member/chapter relations and operations. She has successfully managed a conference education program serving more than 5,000 attendees for a major aging services association, directed the activities of a national certification program, and managed the day-to-day operations of an accreditation body for retirement communities. In 2007, she earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. Prior to joining DBIA in July, 2004, Washington served as vice president of member and chapter relations for the Independent Electrical Contractors association. In that capacity, she was accountable for membership services, recruitment, retention, and oversight of all programs and services designed to enhance the skills and abilities of members and chapter staff, including the development and delivery of all management education programs. Washington has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Management from the University of Maryland.