Lisa Thompson

Lisa Mullins Thompson

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Senior Program Officer for Revitalization Services

lthompson@savingplaces.org

Lisa Mullins Thompson serves as a Senior Program Officer for Revitalization Services. She works closely with the Vice President of Revitalization Services and the Chief Program Officer to refine existing field services work and develop and deliver new cutting-edge technical assistance and programming in-person to clients, at conferences, and via MSA’s other professional development channels.  

Lisa brings to MSA a broad professional background in historic preservation, strategic planning, public relations, small business and economic development in both the private and public sector. Prior to joining MSA, Lisa most recent employment was with the Kentucky Heritage Council, where she served as a Historic Preservation Coordinator and as a Resource Specialist for the Kentucky Main Street Program. Lisa previously worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and as Executive Director of two Main Street programs in Annapolis, MD and Paducah, KY. Lisa has been connected to Main Street throughout her personal and professional journey as the owner of a downtown retail businesses, restoring old homes, and rehabilitating downtown commercial buildings and as an active volunteer leader for the Heart of Danville, her hometown Main Street program.

Lisa earned her bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Maryland. She also has earned the Main Street America Revitalization Professional (MSARP) credential and is a Historic Real Estate Development Finance Professional (HREDFP). When she’s not helping new businesses or reimagining new uses for old buildings, Lisa can be found in her kitchen whipping up a French classic with ingredients from her backyard garden in Central Kentucky.

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