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Lisa Paterni

Lisa Paterni, President Lisa Paterni on LinkedIn

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, CTECS, and FIRST ®. She also chairs the 10-person leadership team that oversees day-to-day operations of the company and ensures business is conducted The Pitsco Way.

A graduate of Pittsburg State University, Paterni has earned a BBA in Accounting, a master’s in Business Administration, and a master’s in Teaching. She has been an adjunct lecturer at PSU since 2006. She continues to play an active role in university organizations, serving on the PSU Foundation Board of Trustees Executive Committee, Chairperson for the PSU Foundation Audit Committee, the PSU Gorilla Advisory Board, and the Phi Kappa Phi honor society, among others. PSU recognized her professional achievements with the Dr. Kenneth K. Bateman Outstanding Alumni Award in 2011. Involvement in the greater Pittsburg, Kansas, community includes 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 Leadership Committee in her church. Paterni has been featured in the publications Education Executive and Management Today and was recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as a Woman of Distinction.

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.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Pittsburg State University
  • Master of Business Administration, Pittsburg State University
  • Master of Science, Pittsburg State University

“Pitsco has impacted millions of students positively by providing hands-on learning opportunities that help students achieve success in the classroom and in life for over 40 years. This is something that I am proud of and what keeps me coming to work every day.”

– Lisa Paterni, President