Lisa Cooper

People Strategist

Since graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Management, Lisa Cooper has worn every hat in HR from entry-level generalist to vice president. With a unique ability to understand both the big picture as well as the execution the day-to-day objectives, Lisa works closely with clients to define and deliver their human capital management strategies. Lisa specializes in building human resource functions from the ground up for small- and medium-sized organizations and has become go-to consultant for our clients starting a new business. Her expertise includes payroll and benefits, talent acquisition, performance management and development, employee retention and engagement, and human resources technology. She is passionate about the field of HR and mentoring young HR professionals as they enter the workforce.

Additional HR Experience

  • Beene Garter LLP, Director of Human Resources and Firm Administration
  • Option 1 Credit Union, Vice President – HR & Training


  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR), HR Certification Institute
  • Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)


  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Association for Human Resources Management (AHRM)

Leadership & Volunteering

  • Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM), Director of Public Relations