Employee Spotlight on Lisa Akers

Lisa Akers was the first employee to come on board Southern Professionals when leadership of the company transitioned from Al to Bert Blackburn, 9 years ago. Originally from Louisville KY, she and her husband Marshall have lived in the north Atlanta area for over 30 years. They will soon be celebrating 25 years of marriage with a trip to Italy!

Lisa’s favorite things to do are travel and spend time with her family. She has an adorable rescue dog, Jack, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and 3 grand-dogs and although they live in different parts of the country they spend as much time together as possible. Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday for this family, and they all gather together (including the dogs) at her house for a fun-filled long weekend making memories and counting their blessings.

It has been a privilege for Lisa to help guide our clients through the item set-up and support process with the retailers we call on. With a former career in Telecommunications, the retail industry was new to her and had to be learned with each quote sheet, client question, and online bid completed. In 2017 Lisa transitioned to a new role in Administration and Finance, loving every minute of this new challenge.

Being able to work with a company who strives to positively impact our world, and who makes a real difference in the lives of those it serves, is a driving force for her. “At the end of a tough day, I can smile and know that there is a single mom with a roof over her head, villages with clean water, and people across the globe feeling God’s love because of the work we do at Southern Professionals. This just blesses me!”