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Lisa Mikita

Director of Meetings & Member Services

Lisa Mikita, CMP, CAE, joined Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in October 2022 as Director of Meetings and Member Services. 

Prior to joining CRSI, Lisa was Executive Director to three different dental associations in her position as Account Executive and Director of Meetings for an association management company.  In addition, she has managed meetings, educational courses, and exhibits for the various medical associations and spent 12 years as Assistant Director then Director of Conferences and Meetings for the Association of Legal Administrators, where she was also part of the senior leadership team involved with Marketing, Governance and Membership.  Her experience includes working for various other professional and trade associations from small staff (8 employees) to large staff (75+ employees). 

Lisa earned her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1989 and her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2004.  In 2022 she was named one of the inaugural recognized CMP Fellows.  A Past President of the Meeting Professionals International’s Chicago Area Chapter, she was awarded MPI-CAC’s Planner of the Year Award in 2005 and Individual Hall of Fame Award Winner in 2015.  Also in 2015, Lisa was named one of the Top 30 CMP Influencers by the Events Industry Council. 

An active volunteer, she has served on multiple committees for MPI-CAC and Association Forum. 

Lisa and her husband are parents to three Beagles and support senior pet and Beagle related dog rescue organizations.