Lisa Lee Morgan
Co-chair, Communications Task Force President & CEO, Calor Energy
Lisa Lee co-founded CALOR in 2008. As managing partner, she leads the sustainability and renewable energy practices for the firm, dedicating her exceptional management skills and deep technical expertise to drive successful change in the business models for sustainability, green energy and eco-industry.
In January 2012 she won the Energy Leadership Award from the Charlotte Business Journal, one of 10 executives to be honored for effectively influencing the city’s emergence as a global leader in the energy sector. Lisa Lee’s leadership also played a pivotal role in CALOR’s recent recognition by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association as the 2011 Business Leader of the Year. Her commitment to economic and environmental balance led to CALOR’s successful 2011 B-Corp certification, a visionary new standard for socially responsible companies.
Lisa Lee is responsible for directing projects in anaerobic digestion, biofuels, mobile waste gasification and eco-industry. She is a licensed provider of the S-CORE (Sustainability: Competency, Opportunity, Rating, Evaluation) assessment tool. She helps CALOR clients plan complex, inter-related waste/water/energy projects, overseeing a full range of services for “greening” industrial developments, built facilities, mobile assets and manufactured products.
An entrepreneur since 1983, Lisa Lee launched her architectural practice in New York City to specialize in high-profile historical preservation. After a successful 15 years, she and her husband co-founded Lee Morgan General Contractors, serving clients in the southeast U.S. for over 12 years. Since then she also served as CEO of the U.S. affiliate of Alondra Energy Group, a solar power developer for utility-scale projects. Lisa Lee is a partner in the Sustainable Asset Fund, which takes equity positions in a variety of clean energy projects. Among these are DEMCO Energy, a wind and solar system installer based in Florida and TerraMarCo, a renewable energy company developing a range of projects in Latin America.
The daughter of Bill Lee, legendary CEO of Duke Energy from 1982-1994, Lisa Lee is the founder and board chair of the Energy Park Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the re-development of eco-industrial parks on abandoned brownfields as renewable energy hubs. Lisa Lee is also on the board of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte Center of Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability (IDEAS). She is a licensed architect and maintains LEED-AP accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in architecture from Princeton University.