The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition could not succeed in our mission to protect, preserve, develop and enhance our historical, natural, and recreational resources along the Ohio & Erie Canal without the generous support from our talented partners and volunteers.
A shining example of this support comes from Lisa Curll, Senior Business Performance Analyst in Facilities Management at Dominion Energy and Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition Associate Board member. In addition to her formal role, she has earned a reputation as a leader and catalyst for change, both within the company and within the community.
Lisa is a passionate environmental volunteer, and has contributed her skills toward many of our organization’s projects. Her work has included trail improvements, canal cleanups, the organization of a “Dominion Energy Day” corporate volunteer event (hosting over 40 employees), and support for community projects like the Cargill & PNC Fishing Derby, Huntington Towpath Century Ride, and the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Towpath 50.
“Lisa’s passion, energy and dedication to the Ohio and Erie Canalway and Towpath Trail is contagious and she is a great ambassador for our organization and mission”, said Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition President & CEO, Dan Rice.
In recognition of Lisa’s exceptional volunteer efforts, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is contributing $5,000 in Lisa’s name to the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition. We are truly grateful to Lisa Curll and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation for this generous contribution.
Lisa also volunteers extensively with the American Hiking Society through their “Volunteer Vacations” program, which collects volunteers into small crews to spend a week building and maintaining trails across the United States. In 2017, Lisa served on a team that improved a fire-damaged trail in Stanislaus National Forest in California, and built a new Lake Trail Extension in Hungry Mother State Park in Virginia. In 2018, Lisa plans to volunteer in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area in Montana.
Inside the workplace, Lisa organizes the Facilities Management University program, which won an Idea Champion Award in 2017, and is a council lead in Next Generation, an Ohio-based employee development & engagement group. Most recently, Next Generation launched an innovative cross-functional, team-based development program called “Action Learning Projects,” for which Lisa served as the program administrator.
In addition to her focus on environmental and professional development organizations, Lisa is also a mentor for students in the John Carroll Part-Time MBA program, an advisor to the International Women’s Air & Space Museum through Cleveland Bridge Builders, a Dominion Energy PAC Ambassador for Ohio, and recently earned her “2 Gallon” donor badge with the American Red Cross.