Lisa Olens is passionate about education. As the education manager for Georgia Power’s Community & Economic Development organization, Lisa heads up Learning Power, Georgia Power's hands-on, STEM-based energy and energy efficiency program that provides lessons in classrooms around the state. These lessons align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence and make parents, teachers, and students aware of STEM opportunities and careers. Lisa provides leadership, strategy, and support to the team, developing talent, enhancing the brand, and fostering strategic internal and external partnerships that further the education system in Georgia.
Lisa started her career with Georgia Power in 1982, holding numerous positions in the sales and marketing organizations, including supervision and management. Ten years later, she took an extended leave to raise her family and returned to Georgia Power in 2010 as a sales executive, responsible for commercial and industrial customers in the northern Atlanta suburbs. She joined the economic development team in 2014. She is involved with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Cobb. Lisa is also on the board of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, and has volunteered with FurKids in Atlanta.
Lisa graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, majoring in mechanical engineering and material science. She completed her Master of Business Administration in finance from Georgia State University.
Lisa and her husband live two blocks from the beautiful Marietta square and have two adult children, Lauren and Jonathan. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, traveling (her favorite destination so far has been Turkey), volunteering in her community, and playing with her grand-pup, Boba. She also knits, but laughs that she can only knit things that are rectangular.