Lisa Baroldi is President and CEO of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Edmonton. Prior to joining BOMA Edmonton, Lisa was a senior advisor to the Canada-UAE Business Council in Toronto and Dubai, executive director of an economic development authority in Northern Alberta, and associate editor of Diplomat & International Magazine in Ottawa. Lisa has been CEO of Progress Unlimited, a global consulting firm that provides economic, community, and business development services, since 2007. Through Progress (un)ltd., Lisa has obtained $100 million dollars for many ground-breaking projects, such as Canada’s first New in Town Indigenous Welcome Service and Kahkiyaw, the first collaborative service delivery for urban Indigenous children, youth, and families in Alberta.
Lisa is an award-winning business and community leader with rural, non-Indigenous roots in Treaty 8. She holds a master’s degree from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and degrees from L’institute d’études politques de Lyon and the University of Alberta. In 2015, Lisa was selected for the prestigious Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. That same year, she co-produced Indigenous City, a national reconciliation event, with Walrus Magazine. In 2012/13, she was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40, Top 100 Women in Business, and Alberta Venture Magazine’s Ten Rising Stars.