Lisa ToppinChief Diversity Officer
Dr. Lisa M. Toppin has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources. She currently serves as Chief Diversity Office and Vice President of Talent Management at LPL Financial where she is responsible for developing programs that support talent acquisition and development and enhance an inclusive culture.
Lisa has held HR leadership positions with firms nationwide, including Charles Schwab, where she led the firm’s diversity and inclusion and learning and development programming as well as the executive recruiting function. Prior to that, Lisa served in HR business partner roles with Phillips Petroleum, Sherwin Williams and Montell USA.
She is passionate about the development of women and currently serves on the Linkage Women in Leadership Advisory Board. She is also very involved in her local community through her role as chair of the Middle School Parents Association at Charlotte Country Day School, and she is an active member of POCIS (Parents of Color in Independent Schools). Lisa is also a member of Jack and Jill of America, a national organization focused on the development of African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. She has served in leadership roles for area nonprofits including the Junior League of Charlotte and Above and Beyond Students.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Howard University and George Washington University, respectively. She received a Master of Science degree in Human Resources/Industrial Relations from Rutgers University and a Doctorate of Education in Human Resources Development from George Washington University.