Regional Career Specialist & Senior Director, Education and Business Engagement
Lisa Call has been with MEBA since 1999. She is one of 16 Regional Career Specialists in S.C. In this role, Lisa develops, coordinates and evaluates career awareness programs for elementary, middle and high school students, parents and educators. She also connects businesses and schools by developing extended learning opportunities, internships, co-ops and job shadowing opportunities for teachers and students.
Lisa brings six years of teaching experience in marketing education at Vidalia Comprehensive High School. She was awarded their teacher of the year 1999. She was also named Regional Career Specialist of the year 2016.
Lisa is a graduate of Marshall University, College of Education, having earned a B.A. in Marketing Education 9-12. Her industry certificates include Global Career Development Facilitator/Instructor(GCDF & GCDFI), School Career Development Advisor (SCDA), Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) as well as a certified “Bridges Out of Poverty” lifetime trainer and master trainer in “Employability Skills” with Microburst Learning.
Lisa is a graduate of Leadership Lexington County and serves on several local and state boards, including South Carolina HOSA and the South Carolina Transportation Education Business Alliance.
Director, Workforce Development & Donor Relations
Samantha has been with MEBA since 2008. She works to involve businesses and industries across the 16 career clusters to plan and develop career programs and activities for Midlands educators, students and parents. She discovers resources that foster collaboration related to current curriculum and work skills needed today and tomorrow.
Samantha analyzes labor market trends and provides strategies to develop a talented and prepared workforce.
She served as director of planned giving and major gifts with Columbia College where she also received her B.A. in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Organizational Change and Leadership. Samantha is also a certified Global Career Development Facilitator.