As vice president in Buxton’s public sector division, Lisa works with proactive cities to improve their retail economic development efforts. She works with communities to maximize their ability to generate sales tax revenue and enhance quality of life for their citizens by successfully recruiting new retailers, retaining businesses as well as maximizing current retail options. She is focused on communities in Texas, Illinois and California.
Lisa was recognized as the top revenue generator at Buxton across all sales divisions for the years 2013 and 2014. Her expertise in retail economic development has made her a popular speaker at conferences, luncheons, and webinars hosted by organizations such as the International City/County Management Association, the International Economic Development Council, and the Texas Municipal League.
Lisa received her B.A. degree from Texas Wesleyan University and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
She recently married on 3-23-2013 and she and her husband Tom McCay live in Aledo, TX. Tom works in sales and enjoys hunting and all outdoor activities. Lisa is a step mother of twins (girl and a boy) who are now 17 and attend Aledo High where Michael (not shown) plays football, baseball, basketball and runs track. Kristin is a top 10% student in her class and takes all AP classes in an effort to attend A&M following graduation. We all love animals and have a dog we rescued named Baxter and 4 cats.
Hobbies: We enjoy scuba diving and have dived in Curacao, Grand Caimans, Antigua, St Lucia, and more. We snow ski most years and try to find a new place in CO or NM to try a new mountain or resort. We also water ski all summer on lake with our dear friends and neighbors. I have 2 older siblings who I am very close to and who live in Keller and Irving as well as my mother who is also in Keller.
One of the most interesting things about my job is I have had the opportunity to work on so many different projects and all across the country to truly see our hard work improving the overall quality of life for the people living in the communities. I have worked with Fire Authority’s to quantify incidents and reduce the loss of life and property damage caused by fires. I have assisted utility companies like Fort Worth Water understand usage, payer mix and overall customer propensities in order to conserve our resources and their educational targeting. I have worked with communities who have food deserts (which means their residents don’t have reasonable transportation and/or resources to access fresh foods) in those cases our work has been the catalyst of a community having a grocery store and things taken for granted in more densely populated regions. My work also improves the sales and property tax of a community which goes into the City Coffers to pay our roads, fire, police and services.