NHSCPA Officers, Directors & Staff

Lisa D. Gerrish

Lisa D. Gerrish, MBA, CPA

Lisa D. Gerrish, MBA, CPA

Lisa joined Southern New Hampshire University in 2013 as Assistant Professor in the Accountancy & Taxation department, after a long professional career in public and private accounting. In addition to teaching intermediate accounting and auditing undergraduate and graduate courses, Lisa mentors students as they prepare for their careers, and serves as faculty advisor for students participating in accounting internships. As Co-chair of the Accountancy & Taxation department, Lisa works with faculty colleagues to continue to develop the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the +1 Master of Science in Professional Accountancy programs and courses to best prepare graduates to enter the accounting profession.

Lisa received a Bachelor of Business Administration, Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master of Business Administration, with Honors, from the Executive MBA Program at Rollins College. She began her professional career in auditing. After four years at Coopers & Lybrand, Lisa spent six years in accounting and finance at Walt Disney World. She went on to work for the Fortune 100 technology distributor Tech Data, holding the positions of US Controller and SVP of Sales & Marketing Operations. Before moving back to New Hampshire, Lisa spent three years as the CFO/VP for Business & Finance at Hiram College in Ohio. In her transition to teaching, Lisa works to integrate a CPA focus in her courses, and expose students to public accounting and the profession.