Lisa Pim Peterson

Growth Manager



What is your educational background?

Growing up in Greater Cleveland, I had the opportunity to attend The Mountain School Program (Vershire, Vermont) in high school. Living and studying on the school’s farm, I caught the sustainability bug. That led me to Portland, OR where I achieved a BA in Psychology and Latin American Studies from Lewis & Clark College.


What strengths do you bring to the Emerald team?

20+ years of Marketing and Business Development expertise in the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry and of course a passion for sustainability. I also have a knack for connecting people. I will work to utilize these qualities to meet Emerald’s goals of enhancing 2,030 environments by the year 2030 though our growing portfolio of projects.


What registrations and/or certifications do you have?
LEED AP, CPSM (Certified Professional Services Marketer)


What are your professional affiliations?

US Green Building Council (, Society for Marketing Professional Services (


What is your proudest project moment, and why?

In my volunteer role as a member of the USGBC Ohio MLAB (Market Leadership Advisory Board) I am proud of my role to help guide the merger of four chapters into one state-wide chapter with big goals. Having served for years on the Northeast Ohio Leadership team, I am currently a member of the USGBC Ohio MLAB (Market Leadership Advisory Board. In addition, I chair the statewide Development Committee. In this role I am proud of the funding we have secured to enhance our programming for 2022 and beyond!


What is your sustainability goal for 2022?

I pledge to reduce my home’s carbon footprint by choosing appliances that do not use fossil fuels. I have a stretch goal of installing PV on the roof of my home.