Liesel has worked in the education, training, and corporate performance improvement industry for over 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Marketing and Sales for Global Financial Markets Institute (GFMI), a NASBA certified financial training and consulting boutique that designs and delivers highly interactive, creative financial training solutions to commercial banks, regulators, insurance firms, investment banks, rating agencies, and support firms in the US, Canada, and elsewhere.
Prior to joining GFMI, Liesel served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Operations for Omega Performance, an international performance improvement company providing credit and sales skills training for the financial services industry. During her 18+ years at Omega, Liesel also held leadership positions in learning technology, design and development, facilitator management, consulting services, client implementations, and publications and production.
Liesel graduated with honors from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a B.S. in Communication. She continued her education with post-baccalaureate studies in Psychology (particularly social, learning, and organizational psychology) and graduate work in Business and Finance from the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Liesel enjoys getting involved with and giving back to her community. Accordingly, she has participated in Habitat for Humanity building projects, with Room in the Inn housing solutions for homeless men and women, and with Rotary. For over 20 years, she has served in a variety of volunteer and lay leadership roles in several Episcopal parishes throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and now Washington.
Prior to her election to the Board, Liesel served as an Associate Director.