Lisa María Mallory, CEO – District of Columbia Building Industry Association

Image: DC Dept of Employment Services

Image: DC Dept of Employment Services

Lisa María Mallory Chief Executive Officer serves as the District of Columbia Building Industry Association’s (DCBIA) and has over thirty years of leadership experience in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors.  Lisa was Senior Vice President at ICF International and prior Senior Vice President at the Fannie Mae Foundation. Since 2014, DCBIA has increased its legislative and advocacy efforts testifying and providing input to dozens of bills and countless regulatory matters.

Lisa began her career in the hospitality industry.  She served the Clinton White House as a member of the federal Senior Executive Service as Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore’s National Performance Review, Special Assistant at the US Department of Health and Human Services and Counselor at the US Social Security Administration and has worked for the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and several federal Independent Counsels.

Lisa also served as the Director of the DC Department of Employment Services where she had responsibility for overhauling one of the most troubled agencies netting millions of dollars in savings, increasing customer service, and dramatically decreasing the unemployment rate in the District of Columbia. She obtained a BS in Business and Technology from the University of Maryland, MBA in International Business Marketing from George Washington University and is completing her doctorate in Public Administration and Leadership from Walken University. Lisa has completed numerous senior leadership programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and senior women leadership programs at the Kennedy School of Business and was trained by the Coaches Training Institute and is a Linkage Inc. certified Master Coach.

Lisa is a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2007 and serves as a volunteer and board member for several nonprofit organizations including the DC Chamber of Commerce and the Washington DC Economic Partnership. Lisa is a native Spanish speaker and is conversational in Italian, Portuguese and French. Under her leadership, DCBIA is now at its highest level of organizational membership in its four decade history and has focused on partnering for results with other major DC and regional organizations; and awarded a full scholarship for a Master’s in Real Estate.