Meet the Team: Lisa Miceli, Vice President, Economic Development

Lisa Miceli Choose DuPage

A closer look at the people and personalities inside Choose DuPage

Over the last decade, Lisa has become a familiar face to our board members, municipalities, elected officials, and other key partners. Most people recognize Lisa as one of the driving forces behind Choose DuPage’s economic development strategy and initiatives. And as she approaches her tenth year working at Choose DuPage (August 2023), her impact can be seen in a number of the programs and initiatives that contribute to our region’s success and economic prosperity.

Read the Q&A below to learn more about Lisa – and see what her colleagues had to say!

Tell us about a unique experience you had, that made an impact on your life.

My junior year of college, I attended college while traveling around the world on a ship. We sailed to 13 major ports and visited numerous cities in each port. It fueled my love for travel and learning about different people and cultures.

Who is someone you admire and why?

My father-in-law. He spent his life traveling the world and writing books about his travels.

If Choose DuPage had a talent show, what would your talent be?

One of my hobbies, (which I guess you could also call a talent), is to shop for old antiques and items and repurpose them into something functional or stylish.

Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me…

Drinking a cup of coffee with my husband Sean and talking on the phone with my three kids – Halle, Sydney and Jake.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t listen to Greg. 🤣

What has been your favorite project to work on at Choose DuPage?

If I had to choose one, I’d say Connect DuPage. I came up with the initial idea for this program and have really enjoyed developing it from the idea stage to a program that is helping businesses.

What’s one of your favorite attractions in DuPage County?

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst.

From her colleagues: Random takes on Lisa.

“Lisa lives on a lake, but doesn’t actually swim in lakes – I just don’t get that…”

“When it comes to Amish auctions and flea markets, she’s a true aficionado. It’s remarkable.”

“Lisa should have been a doctor – she once diagnosed me with strep throat over the phone. When I went to urgent care, they didn’t think I had it, but sure enough – Lisa was right!”

“Can we talk about her taste in music? Really bad 80’s music is her jam. It’s also her one flaw.”

“Lisa is a truly wonderful colleague – she’s creative, helpful, resourceful, and very caring.”