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.