Lisa Gibert was appointed President & CEO of the Clark College Foundation in January 2005. She joined the Foundation in 1998 and served as the Director of Finance and Administration, Chief Operating Officer, and Interim President before assuming her current position.
Her responsibilities include overseeing all Foundation activities and staff, working closely with the Foundation’s board of directors, and partnering with Clark College administration to meet their fundraising needs. Gibert, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), is responsible for strategic planning, goals setting and policy development, and she works closely with the Foundation’s donors.
Prior to her work with the Clark College Foundation, Lisa Gibert audited this non-profit organization for five years while associated with Moss Adams LLP, the largest regional independent accounting firm on the West Coast. Her eight years of public accounting experience ranges from large water utilities to Securities & Exchange Fortune 500 clients, of which three years was spent with the Big Five accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche in Orange County, California.
Lisa Gibert earned her bachelor of science degree in business & finance from the University of Oregon and a masters in business administration at the University of California at Irvine. She holds a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) rating.
Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Washington Society of CPAs, Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council Board of Directors, Willamette Valley Development Officers, and the National Committee for Planned Giving. She is also active in the community through the Vancouver Rotary, the Southwest Washington Center for the Arts, and the Vancouver School District Management Task Force.
As President and CEO of the Clark College Foundation, Gibert said, "I enjoy knowing that I can come to work everyday and do something to make a difference in someone’s life. It’s an inspiring experience to play a role in improving the lives of others."