ISLE OF WIGHT CountyFolks in the Department of Economic Development don't panic if they find department director Lisa T. Perry lying on the floor of her office. It's not a medical emergency - it's simply Perry "grounding" herself for a few minutes in the midst of a hectic day, which have been the rule since she stepped into the job a year ago.
Perry Fast Tracks Iow's Economic Future
When former director Patrick Small moved to the post of assistant county administrator, he recruited Perry, a 15-year veteran economic developer, to fill the job. She was most recently with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.Perry credits growing up in Cary, N.C., with whetting her appetite for economic dev...