Former Southington chamber chief takes job with LISA Inc.

Published on Friday, 20 October 2017 22:08


SOUTHINGTON - Elizabeth Hyatt, former executive director of the Southington Chamber of Commerce has joined the Southington-based nonprofit agency LISA Inc. as associate director of development.

Hyatt, a longtime resident of Southington, will be responsible for evolving corporate development, increasing stakeholder support and managing communications.

“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to utilize my professional skills and personal experiences to help young people succeed in life,” said Hyatt. “Growing up, my family was involved with providing a home to children in foster care. Since being introduced to LISA Inc., I’ve always felt a deep connection to the staff, the organization, and their mission. I’m fully committed to advancing their development.”

Kim Selvaggi, executive director of LISA Inc. said that she anticipates great things from Hyatt.

“Liz expressed her passion for LISA Inc. well before we decided to create a development position,” she said. “We look forward to building our team with such a strong, capable new staff member.”

A Maryland native, Hyatt was executive director of the Southington for two years.

She is a 1989 graduate from Hood College in Frederick, Md., with a bachelor’s degree in communications and sociology, and a minor in psychology. She lives in Southington with her four children; Hannah, 20; Leah, 18; Jada, 16; and Jack 15.

Hyatt officially started with LISA on Tuesday.

LISA’s stated mission is to “provide safe, supportive, empowering programs that build skills, awaken hope for the future, and help young people successfully transition into adulthood.”

For over 40 years, it has served young people from across the state in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, with programs in Bristol, Plainville and Southington. Clients have survived neglect, abuse and loss and are eager to have a successful future.

For more information on supporting LISA Inc., call Hyatt at 860-426-0946, ext. 100, email or visit

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Southington Herald on Friday, 20 October 2017 22:08. Updated: Friday, 20 October 2017 22:10.