Lisa Mathis joined the N.C. Board of Transportation in August 2019.
A Sanford small business owner, artist and community leader, Mathis is a longtime advocate for jobs and growth. She brings more than 25 years of creative design, communication and problem-solving skills to the board.
Mathis owns ArtStudio, which focuses on spreading art and design education to our next generation of creative leaders. She is a graduate of the College of William & Mary.
She has served on various boards of community and civic organizations and schools, including PTAA president and board member of Cary Academy. In 2018, she ran for the N.C. House of Representatives in District 51.
Having grown up in a military family, Mathis has lived all over the country and the world, but 28 years ago she chose to put down roots and raise a family in North Carolina.