Lisa Anderson is Microsoft’s Central Region Community Program Manager – responsible for the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals Program (MVP) and Regional Directors Program in the Central Unites States (Texas to Michigan). In her previous role, Lisa worked in the Microsoft Services group as a Technical Account Manager responsible for managing Premier Services account portfolios for several enterprise customers in the legal and commercial real estate industries. In her four years at Microsoft, Lisa has also been a community leader for Microsoft’s MACH program (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) and assisted in recruitment and interviewing efforts for university hires all over the US.
As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!) with a degree in psychology, Lisa aims to combine her background and passion for psychology to help people in the tech industry do their best work and lead their most fulfilling and balanced lives. She will be speaking about how positive psychology can help leaders and community members become more successful at the TechnologyHUB Conference in Appleton, WI on October 13 (session title: TechHappy: Hacking Positive Communities).
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys traveling (she has visited 13 countries outside the US so far and always planning her next trip!). When not on the move, she enjoys a nice brandy Old Fashioned and Wisconsin Fish Fry back at her parents’ home in Wausau, WI. Her other interests include cooking, hiking, skiing, and petting cats.