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Lisa Pavelka McAlister, CPA

Mother and Autism Advocate

Lisa Pavelka McAlister, CPA, has 30 years of experience as an operational and financial executive in both venture-backed startups and large public companies spanning the healthcare, real estate and technology sectors. Her broad experience includes financial operations and reporting, investor relations, valuations, strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting, accounting and tax and cash management. She has significant capital-raising experience in both the private and public markets, having raised more than $1 billion in funding.

Lisa is a member of the Central Park Conservancy, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art and of private-equity professional organizations. She has also served as the director-at-large for Financial Executives International.

Lisa holds an MBA in finance from Bentley College and a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from New Mexico State University. She is the mother of two adolescent sons with special needs and serves as a member of the First Place® AZ capital campaign cabinet.

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