As president of Pitsco Education, Lisa Paterni directs the strategic
vision for the Pitsco family of companies and development of
relationships with key industry partners such as National Instruments,
Amazon, and FIRST ®. She also chairs the eight-person leadership team
that establishes and communicates global strategy and ensures
business is conducted The Pitsco Way.
A graduate of Pittsburg State University, Paterni has earned a BBA in
Accounting, a master’s degree in Business Administration, and a master’s degree in
Teaching. She continues to play an active role in university
organizations, serving on the Pittsburg State University Foundation
Board of Trustees, the Alumni Association, and the Phi Kappa Phi
honor society, among others. Pittsburg State University recognized her
professional achievements with the Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman
Outstanding Alumni Award in 2011. Involvements in the greater
Pittsburg, Kansas, community include serving on the Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors, on the Pittsburg Public Library Board, as
a Relay for Life volunteer, and as chairperson for the Faith Forward
Committee in her church. Paterni has been featured in the
publications Education Executive and Management Today.
Paterni enjoys an active lifestyle, teaching step aerobics, Zumba, and
other exercise classes. She also volunteers as a substitute server at the
Lord’s Diner, an organization that provides free meals to all comers 365
days a year. She lives in Pittsburg, Kansas, with her husband, George.
She has two children.