We are pleased to announce that Lisa Cole Eimers has joined our team as Director of Business Development for Columbia Marketing Group. In this role, Lisa will focus on creating new relationships for Columbia Marketing Group with a focus on the custom publishing division.

Lisa brings extensive experience and a strong client relationship skillset to our team. In her various roles she has focused on leadership and transformational gifts from high net worth donors in the higher education setting. Most recently, she served as the Associate Vice President for Development at Westminster College. She previously served as Executive Director of Advancement for the School of Law at the University of Missouri-Columbia as part of the $1.3 billion Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign. In the previous campaign, the $1 billion For All We Call Mizzou campaign, she was part of the MU regional team’s campaign efforts, plus served as part of the development team for the Trulaske College of Business at MU.

Lisa’s other past positions include consulting as Director of Investor Relations of Regional Economic Development Inc. and serving as Director of Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri.

We feel Lisa is a perfect fit with our culture as service and leadership are important to her. She has held numerous local and regional leadership roles in Rotary International. Lisa is an alumna of various leadership programs (MU’s Chancellor’s Leadership Institute; Leadership Columbia; and the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation), and she recently served on the board of directors for the MU Museum of Art and Archeology.

Although she’s called Columbia home since 1993, Lisa is a Syracuse, New York native, having earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York (including a study abroad experience in Cairo, Egypt), followed by a Master of Science in higher education administration from Syracuse University.

Please join me in welcoming Lisa to The Business Times Company family.

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