Lisa Sachs

For over 25 years, Lisa Sachs was a key contributor to the success of two of the largest multi-billion dollar educational construction management bond programs in California, initially as a principal of her own firm and then as managing principal of Cumming, after merging firms. Recognized as an industry leader, she was inducted into the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) College of Fellows in 2012 and 2017. She is past president of the CMAA Southern California Chapter and Chapter Foundation, and in 2014 was appointed by CMAA as its first ABET commissioner representing construction management in the applied and natural sciences where she is currently serving on the Executive Committee. Sachs also serves on the CMAA National Foundation and Southern California Chapter Foundation Boards, the Cal State University of Northridge CM Industry Liaison Council, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Architectural Program Advisory Council (her alma matter).