Lisa Lee Morgan '76 *79
Lisa Lee Morgan, ’76 *79, is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Calor Energy. She is the business manager for Calor and the multiple companies in Calor’s Sustainable Asset Fund (SāF). Lisa is the sustainability and renewable energy strategist for the company. Her combination of business management, technical expertise and political networks enable her to lead the company as it forges new business models in sustainability, energy and eco-industry.
Morgan’s technical expertise and strategic acumen contribute to the success of eco-industrial parks and energy projects such as the 667-acre ReVenture Park in Charlotte. She is responsible for directing projects in anaerobic digestion, bio-ethanol transloading, mobile waste gasification, and solar power. Lisa is a licensed provider of SCORE (Sustainablity Competency + Opportunity Rating + Evaluation) assessment tool. She offers Calor clients strategic planning for complex renewable energy and fuel projects, as well as a full range of services for “greening” built facilities, mobile assets, manufactured products, and internal administrations . Lisa Lee is a licensed architect and holds US Green Building Council LEED-AP accreditation. She is a native of Charlotte, NC and a graduate of Princeton University with both a BA and Master of Architecture.
Morgan has been a serial entrepreneur since 1983 when she founded her first architectural firm. She is a skilled business and financial manager, having led a series of successful companies. In 2007-08 she served as CEO of the US affiliate of Alondra Energy Group, a solar power developer. In 1999 she and her husband Alan Morgan founded Lee Morgan Inc, General Contractors, which continues to serve clients in the Southeast US. Morgan maintains a minority interest in the company. She is the daughter of Bill Lee '51, legendary CEO of Duke Energy from 1982-1994.
Lisa is the chair of the Princeton Aspire Campaign in Charlotte and NC, and has been active in Annual Giving fund-raising for over a decade. Lisa is the founder and board chair of the Energy Park Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to support the development of eco-industrial parks on post-industrial brownfield properties. She serves on the Charlotte region’s Energy Capital Advisory Board, and UNC-Charlotte Infrastructure, Design, Environment And Sustainability (IDEAS) Center Board. She has also served on the Levine Museum of the New South Board, UNC-Charlotte Foundation Board, Arts and Science Council Campaign Cabinet, Voices and Choices Environmental Summit, Charlotte Chapter of the US Green Building Council, Historic Charlotte Board, and the Carolina Theatre Preservation Society Board.