Skip to main content

New Leadership for LISC Chicago - Executive Director Job Description

Published: October 13, 2015

So often, growth and change go hand in hand. Having wrapped up a successful $40 million fundraising campaign this summer, LISC Chicago’s Susana Vasquez has announced that she will step down as executive director at the end of this month.

A transition committee is already in place, comprising senior members of the national LISC staff as well members of LISC Chicago’s Local Advisory Board. While a search is underway, Caroline Goldstein, LISC Chicago’s director of development and public relations and a long-time member of our local management team, will serve as interim executive director.

For those of us who know Susana, this is a bittersweet change. She leaves LISC Chicago in a strong position, both financially and program-wise, with a reach that extends from housing, health and community safety to education, business development and jobs. This work has been a decades-long collaborative effort with our many funders and partners.

As Denise Scott, national LISC’s executive vice president for programs, said: “We’ll miss Susana’s fierce drive and keen management, but we are also excited about what’s in store for LISC Chicago in the months to come. When I look at our project pipeline and expanding programs, I know that our Chicago partners will be well-served as we move forward.”

Our Local Advisory Board couldn’t agree more. Over the years, LISC Chicago has invested more than $906 million in grants, loans and equity to improve the quality of life in Chicago’s low-income communities.

I am confident that we will navigate this management change without losing a step.

Richard Sciortino
LISC Chicago Local Advisory Board Chair 

To view the Executive Director job description click here.

Posted in Staff and Board News

Stay connected

Stay up to date with the the latest news and events related to LISC Chicago.


Stay up to date with the the latest news and events related to LISC Chicago.


About LISC Chicago

Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago connects neighborhoods to the resources they need to become stronger and healthier.

More about LISC Chicago »
Contact our staff »