Eastern Michigan University

Alumni Achievement AwardMoore

Lisa Moore, ’11 earned a bachelor of science degree in interior design in the College of Technology, after which she quickly rose in her newly adopted profession to become one of the key members of her company.

Lisa is a highly successful and inspiring career changer. She came to Eastern having already earned a master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1998 and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 1988. She now serves as a senior designer and team leader for dPOP, a leading interior design firm in Detroit.

She was one of the original members of the start-up firm, and has experienced the company’s dramatic growth, from five designers to 32 team members. She has managed 40 projects in four states over the last 3 ½-year period, and now leads a team of 10 designers on projects.

As a company leader, Lisa has repeatedly shown the ability to to take projects from the initial client introduction to a beautiful and well-choreographed execution of the design. Her colleagues say that client communication is central to Lisa’s approach, while her technical and business backgrounds provide her with the expertise to foresee and solve problems. This past fall, Lisa was promoted to team leader of the firm’s Third Party work, where she is responsible for seeking new business development. She is a hands-on mentor to the firm’s designers and, despite being busy with projects, actively seeks new opportunities through speaking arrangements, conferences, seminars and other events.

Prior to working for dPOP, Lisa worked at Schaerer Architextural Interiors and Moore Interior Environments. Prior to getting into interior design, Lisa had a distinguished tenure in a variety of roles for Ford Motor Company, including serving as a manufacturing business office manager and a final assembly supervisor.

Lisa has maintained her ties to Eastern, hiring a variety of interns and designers at her various positions. While at EMU, she was active in mentoring other students, and served as a student representative to the American Society of Interior Designers.