Impact Makers Announces 4 New Hires

Impact Makers is pleased to announce our recent new hires: Rick Johnston has joined as Principal Consultant and Association Vertical Lead; Eddie McAndrew joined as Senior Consultant; Lisa Myers as Lead Consultant; and Lada Lucks as Controller.

Rick Johnston
Rick Johnston

Rick Johnston, CAE, Principal Consultant and Association Vertical Lead

Rick will lead Impact Makers’ business development for projects with associations and nonprofits. He has management experience in a variety of nonprofit environments, including CEO of state and regional organizations, vice-president for a national association and consultant for several national and international associations.

Rick was previously with ICF Interactive, formerly Ironworks Consulting, where he helped grow the company before it was acquired by ICFI in 2012. Rick has worked on Web strategy with such clients as the American Cancer Society, American College of Physicians, American Institute of Architects, EDUCAUSE, American Council on Education, School Nutrition Association, ISACA, The Nature Conservancy, PBS, National Wildlife Federation, Discovery Education, Dominion Resources, NASDAQ, and the Veterans Health Administration.

Eddie McAndrew, Senior Consultant

Eddie McAndrew
Eddie McAndrew

Eddie  is an IT professional with over 17 years of information technology and business consulting experience in the public and private sector. He has been successful at managing multi-million dollar projects, bringing them in on time, within budget, and with high client satisfaction. His experience includes managing client relationship at the executive level and extensive business development experience writing proposals and managing public sector engagements with a variety of contract vehicles.

Previously, Eddie was with Northrop Grumman, Perot Systems, SunTrust Bank, IBM and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Eddie has a Masters in Information Systems – Finance and Network Architecture from Virginia Tech, a Masters Certificate of Project Management George Washington University and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified ITIL Fundamentals.

Lisa Myers, Lead Consultant

Lisa has more than 15 years of experience in project management, team management, and agile delivery. She has been a Director, Project Management at Capital One for the past 10 years. Her excellent organizational skills and experience allow her to deliver capabilities in a results-driven organization.

Previously, Lisa was with Circuit City Stores, Pagenet Corporation and Harris Adacom Corporation. She has a Bachelors in Communication from Virginia Tech. Lisa is a PMP, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Agile Coach and Scaled Agile Framework Agilist.

Lada Lucks, Controller

Lada Lucks
Lada Lucks

Lada Lucks joins Impact Makers’ Finance Team as our new Controller. Lada is an efficient and detail-oriented finance and accounting professional with experience in corporate and nonprofit sectors, exceptional results in internal/external financial audit support and preparation, as well as high proficiency in budgeting. She is able to adapt to and excel in new environments quickly. Lada has a Masters in Accounting and more than 13 years of experience.