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Mike Lisle, Founder and Principal

With more than two decades of experience in organizational management, strategic and community planning, and economic development, Mike is uniquely positioned to help your nonprofit, small business, or municipal government create and execute plans to achieve your goals and maximize your impact.


Mike’s background, which includes experience working in local government, state government, and nonprofit administration, gives him a unique perspective from which to approach the challenges facing businesses, nonprofit organizations, cities, and counties today. He has successfully built a local government economic development office from the ground up and run a thriving Main Street program. He has also run high-achieving nonprofits and led them through strategic planning, technology upgrades, HR policy development, and financial management success.


In addition to holding undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University, Mike has earned the prestigious Master Economic Development Practitioner certification from the Advanced Economic Development Leadership program at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has completed both the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute (OUEDI) and the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association EDI and holds the Certified Public Manager (CPM) designation.