Lisa Reardon Named 2021 Don Richards Leadership Award Winner


Congratulations to CEO & Chairman of OwnersEdge Inc. Lisa Reardon on being named the 2021 Don Richards Leadership Award winner.

Don Richards was publisher of The Milwaukee Business Journal and president of the Board of the Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce (now the Alliance) in 1993. Don’s hands-on leadership, ethics and delight in achieving tangible results left a lasting impression on our leaders today. The Don Richards Leadership Award was created in his honor in 1993 to inspire and motivate business people to take community leadership roles.

Recipients for this prestigious award are selected based on their vision for the communities in which they serve, their impact and their ability to involve others in the leadership process.

As CEO and Chairman of OwnersEdge, Inc. Lisa Reardon has over 30+ years of experience in senior level operations, consulting, finance, marketing, sales, and sales management. In 2015, she strategically created a holding company named OwnersEdge whose purpose is to provide economic diversity to the ESOP and employee owners.

Lisa’s current board experience includes public, private and ESOP structured organizations. She leads the OwnersEdge board as Chairman and in addition to general board member duties, she has extensive experience on the following committees: CEO Search, Audit, Financial and Compensation. She is also a member of YPO and Vistage.

Lisa Reardon is a graduate of Marquette University, where she obtained her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She has attended numerous executive post-graduate continuing education programs at both Marquette and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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