Extraordinary Ventures has named Lisa Kaylie as its new Executive Director. On March 1, 2022, Ms. Kaylie will succeed current CEO Paige Morrow. “Our Board is excited to have a proven leader in Lisa Kaylie, who has a deep passion for our mission of creating sustainable businesses operated by a neurodiverse workforce,” said Extraordinary Ventures Board Chair Dan Hatley.

Lisa Kaylie has more than 30 years of work experience in the private sector, most recently as President of Frucon International, a subsidiary of Belgian company Nayan, which specializes in online retail operations. Over the last ten years, Ms. Kaylie has served on the boards of several local nonprofits including the Orange/Chatham chapter of the Autism Society of NC, Kidzu, The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, B3 Coffee and two years on the board of Extraordinary Ventures. Ms. Kaylie has been an active supporter of public education and has led many parent organizations including the CHCCS Special Needs Advisory Council and the CHCCS PTA Council. Last year, she was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board of Education from March to November 2021. Lisa Kaylie lives in Chapel Hill with her husband David and her two sons. Her son Simon is on the Autistic Spectrum.

“I am honored and excited to be chosen to lead Extraordinary Ventures. EV is a unique organization with an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success as an early adopter of inclusive employment. I look forward to growing EV’s current ventures and raising awareness that embracing a neurodiverse workforce is good business,” said Lisa Kaylie.

“Extraordinary Ventures would not be what it is today if it were not for the leadership of Paige Morrow,” said Extraordinary Ventures Board Member Gregg Ireland. “We are grateful that she will be continuing her loyal support of the organization as Lisa Kaylie starts in her new role.” Ms. Morrow has worked at Extraordinary Ventures since 2012 and has served as CEO since 2018. She will be relocating to Charleston, SC with her wife, Dr. Kristine Falk, who will be starting a new position as an interventional cardiologist this fall.