Volunteer profile: Lisa Morley October 23, 2015
Throughout the year from January to December, Lisa Morley is giving back to the marine industry and the community. From the Spin-A-Thon in April to Marine Industry Day in June to back-to-school drives and food drives throughout the fall, Morley helps give back year-round.
Morley is the vice president of sales and marketing at Maritime Professional Training and a member of the Board of Directors for Marine Industry Cares Foundation. She serves on MIASF’s Marine Industry Day committee and Marine Industry Job Fair committee, and her company, MPT has participated in both events.
“I believe that in order to do well in anything, business, life, friendship, you have to give back,” Morley says. “Your success is measured in what others gain from what you give back.”
Lisa also her brother, Ted Morley, and sister, Amy, represented MPT at the groundbreaking of MIASF’s Habitat for Humanity house, which they are one of the cornerstone sponsors of.
Morley has coordinated fundraisers and clothing or toy drives at MPT for the American Heart Association, breast cancer awareness, MICF, Kids in Distress, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, among others.
“We do more than stand on a soapbox and preach about something, we actually get involved,” she says.
Morley, who grew up on her family’s sailboat, lives in Pompano Beach and enjoys boating, reading, movies and spending time with her grandchildren.
She also has been honored as a 2015 “100 Outstanding Women of Broward County” and supports other local nonprofits including Kids In Distress, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.
“It’s important to give back to the next generation, let them know what’s available, and set an example,” Morley says. “I try to set an example for our employees, my children and my grandchildren. The way to do that is to constantly look for opportunities to help others.”