Lisa Duke, CFO
Lisa is responsible for overseeing Walter Duke + Partners’ daily operations and financial activities of the firm. She is also a commercial real estate paralegal which supports the many complex transactions the firm is involved with. Lisa is also heavily invested in her local community and gives graciously of her time and resources.
Lisa and Walter, a power couple recognized by both Gold Coast Magazine Fort Lauderdale and the Symphony of Americas for their style and substance, are dedicated to serving South Florida.
Currently Lisa serves as Secretary of Winterfest’s Executive Board, an iconic annual event that generates millions annually for the local community. In addition, Lisa is the current reigning “Belle of the Ball” of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Winterfest Boat Parade Black-Tie Ball. The award is given annually for outstanding service to the organization. Lisa also serves as director of the Heart Gallery of Broward County which strives to find forever homes for the hardest to place foster children in Broward County. So far, their efforts have resulted in over 300 hard-to-place kids find their forever home.
In 2017, Lisa stood out among other business professionals when she was honored by the SFBJ as an Influential Businesswoman. Her innovation and dedication were further affirmed at a CFO Roundtable where her insights provided invaluable guidance on bettering operations of mid-sized professional services firms.
A Florida native, Lisa is a currently a member of:
- The Circle of Wise Women, Junior Achievement
- The Fort Lauderdale Women’s Club
- The Historic Stranahan House & Museum
- Marine Industries Association of South Florida
- Friends of Birch State Park
- Rio Vista Civic Association
With fearless determination, unshakable principles and unwavering loyalty to her firm, family, and community; Lisa has continuously demonstrated how much difference one individual can make in shaping their world for the greater good, something that is truly immeasurable!