MEET CELEBRITY DANCER
Lisa Codispoti is the Chief Operating and People Officer for the Cleveland Museum of Art. She
is responsible for visitor-facing operations including Visitor Services, Protection Services,
Volunteer Services, Building Services, Retail Operations and the Human Resources and
Employee Communications, the café, restaurant, and special event functions of the museum.
Her career has been focused on both operations and human resources in diverse industries,
leading teams both domestically and internationally. She started her career at GE Capital and
then worked for KeyCorp. After leaving Key, Lisa was the Chief Human Resource Officer for
OSI, a global outsourcing firm. She then joined Sage plc, a global software company
headquartered in the UK with 14,000 people across six continents, as Chief People Officer.
Before joining the CMA in early 2019, Lisa worked in consulting, assisting organizations with
cultural transformation, leadership development, change management, coaching and
Lisa has an MBA from the Weather head School of Management at Case Western Reserve and
a BA from Walsh University. She is a graduate of both the Leadership Cleveland (2022)
program and the Leadership Stark County program. Lisa is on the Board of Directors of
Engage!Cleveland and the Walsh University Advisory Board for the Deville School of Business.
Lisa and her two sons live in Cleveland Heights. Lisa was a trained dancer until the age of
twenty-two. Recently, she rediscovered the joy of Latin social dancing after hanging up her
dance shoes for 30+ years to focus on raising her family and growing her career.