Peckham Names New Chief Operating Officer

LANSING, MI- Peckham has named Lisa Webb Sharpe as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Webb Sharpe will begin her appointment in late August 2020,  and will join the C-team in leading the award-winning organization in the achievement of its mission and business operations.

“Lisa brings a deep well of experience, amazing expertise and a dynamic and diverse skillset to Peckham. Her decades long career in public service will make her an excellent addition to our leadership team, helping us to forge new and exciting pathways to drive our mission and achieve our business goals,” said Jo Sinha, Peckham Chief Executive Officer.

As COO, Webb Sharpe will be responsible for overseeing the strategy and business operations of Peckham’s Supply Chain Services, Manufacturing and Environmental Services lines of business in addition to its Marketing and Business Development division. She will also manage and maintain internal and external customer relations with Peckham’s primary contractors and stakeholders.

With more than 3,000 employees, 11 locations, five social enterprises and more than 25 vocational rehabilitation services and programs, Webb Sharpe will join the executive team in leading the organization toward continued growth and success.

Webb Sharpe most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Lansing Community College where she leveraged more than three decades of experience to benefit nearly 12,000 students. Her role encompassed oversight of student services and administrative operations, including student affairs, finance, budget, purchasing, information technology, emergency management, risk management, human resources, public safety, facilities, marketing, government affairs and fundraising.

Prior to LCC, her experience includes a background in state and local government, including working in the office of Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as the deputy chief of staff, cabinet secretary and public policy director and finally, as the director of the State of Michigan Department of Management and Budget where she served until 2010.

Webb Sharpe is an emeritus member of Habitat for Humanity Detroit. She also serves on the boards for the ACE Women’s Network of Michigan, the Capital Area United Way, the YMCA, the Mid-Michigan Business Travel Coalition, and the Lansing Financial Health Team. Webb Sharpe holds a doctorate in community college leadership from Ferris State University, an MBA in international business from Wayne State University, and a bachelor’s  degree from Eastern Michigan University.

Peckham is a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization that provides paid job training opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. For more than 43 years, Peckham has provided jobs and job skills training to thousands of individuals with barriers through five different business lines throughout Michigan, and has operations in Phoenix, Arizona and London, Kentucky.

Peckham, Inc., is a national award-winning organization, recognized for its achievement in providing exceptional vocational rehabilitation, creating inclusive cultures and building quality workplaces for employees.