New Leadership Emerges for Workforce, Economic Development and Continuing Education at Southwest

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Robert Miller

Southwest Tennessee Community College has announced the appointment of Lisa Bly to serve as the Associate Vice President of Workforce, Economic Development and Continuing Education in Memphis.

Bly comes to us with an extensive background in workforce development experience from Moraine Valley Community College.

Lisa Bly

Lisa Bly

Bly now oversees more than $10 million in federally-funded workforce development projects at Southwest. In addition, she’s responsible for the Maxine A. Smith, Millington, Gill and Whitehaven centers where community and continuing education are essential to growing enrollment, sustaining programming and contributing to the overall well-being of metro Memphis. She is excited about the new challenge in her management career. “Through strategic partnerships with business and industry, solutions are created through contract services for their current workforce, and by offering training and development for future potential recruits, we’ll work to eliminate the search for talent acquisition,” states Bly.

In prior administrative roles, Bly was the Chief Professional Officer of the South-Southwest Suburban United Way in Illinois where she was responsible for merging and restructuring a regional organization. She is also a subcontractor for the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration with extensive expertise scoring and evaluating grant applications for federal and private foundation funding.

With more than 20 years of experience in training and development, Bly began her career in training at the United States Postal Service where she designed, developed and facilitated leadership and technical training for employees from entry-level through senior management.

Lisa Bly is a graduate of Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois where she completed an Associate of Arts degree prior to receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications, and a Master of Arts in Communications and Training at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.