LISA WEBB SHARPE:
Director of the State of Michigan’s Department of Management and Budget (DMB) in Lansing since 2005. The DMB, with more than 800 employees, provides business services for the state government, including financial, auditing, human resources, fleet, travel, state procurement, printing, and mailing, as well as facility design, construction, and operation services. It also issues and sells bonds and notes for acquisition and construction of facilities and equipment through its State Building Authority, and administers retirement programs for state and public school employees, judges, and state police through its Office of Retirement Services. In 2008 Webb Sharpe was recognized for her work on the “Buy Michigan First” campaign, receiving the award for distinguished service to state government from the National Governors Association. Prior to her appointment, Webb Sharpe served as Governor Granholm’s cabinet secretary and policy director, working closely with all 19 state departments on operational and policy issues. She also led the development of the Cabinet Action Plan, which tracks and measures department performance. The plan was instrumental in ranking Michigan as the third best-managed state in the nation by Governing
magazine. Webb Sharpe previously served as the group executive for human services under Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer. She was recognized for taking the city’s public housing from troubled status to standard performing and approaching high performing standards in three and a half years. She has also served as director of housing services for the Traverse Group, an environmental engineering firm. Crain’s Detroit Business
named her a “Women to Watch” in 2008, the same year she received the Michigan Business and Professional Association’s Women in the Workplace Leadership Award. Webb Sharpe actively volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and her local Parent Teacher Organization. She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, receiving its Daniel Vehar Leadership Award. Webb Sharpe received her bachelor’s degree in personnel and industrial relations from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA in international business from Wayne State University.