Lisa J. Oliver brings thirty-plus years of experience in financial services to the Foundation—and to The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. She is the bank’s fifth President and CEO, and the first female to assume the role in its 96-year history.
Oliver came to the East Coast after a 16 year stay in the Midwest, where she held several senior leadership positions at the Cleveland, Ohio-based KeyBank during her twenty-five years there. As Executive Vice President and Head of Business Banking, she led the company’s $3 billion business banking unit. As President of the Bank’s Greater Cleveland District, she led the Bank’s extensive philanthropic initiatives and oversaw 85 branch locations and the commercial, business banking, and private banking sales teams.
The passionate advocate for volunteerism was deeply entrenched in Ohio’s philanthropic community and served in numerous leadership capacities with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, United Way, and the American Heart Association, among others. She was also Co-Executive Chair of the Young Professionals Key Business Networking Group and the recipient of the prestigious Woman of Achievement award from the YWCA Greater Cleveland for extraordinary career success, community service, leadership, mentoring, and dedication to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
Oliver, a graduate of Colgate University, went on to complete an Executive Leadership Program at Case Western Reserve University. She was raised in Kingston, New York, and has been visiting Cape Cod for the past twenty years. She says the Cape’s beauty and close-knit community inspired her to relocate here with her husband, two children and two black labs.
~ What has inspired you to serve as a member of The Cape Cod Foundation Board of Directors?
“The return to my east coast roots, and specifically to the Cape where my family has vacationed for over 20 years, allows me to meld my financial background with my passion for volunteer work and philanthropy. My journey with non-profits has encompassed health and human services, education, the arts and diversity. What better way to continue my journey and support my new home than to join the team who leads the way.”