Grant Writer Adds to Ayres’ Funding Expertise

  • By Ayres
  • November 17, 2023

Lisa Fugett just joined Ayres as a grant writer, bringing 12 years of professional experience to her work securing grants from state and federal agencies and private sources. Her work includes maintaining regular contact with the staff of funding agencies and strategically planning among Ayres staff to zero in on clients’ funding needs and opportunities. Fugett is experienced in securing grant funding, executing marketing campaigns, and using data analysis and workflow improvements to raise efficiency and cut costs.

Fugett leads grant proposal efforts and works with key staff to develop and implement grant strategies to assist new and existing clients with securing funding for their projects. She is a team leader who specializes in strategic communication and change management. She is based in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, office and is part of the Engineering Services Division.

“For years, Ayres has given our clients an edge by helping them win grants that allow them to turn their dreams into reality,” says Gareth Shambeau, PE, Municipal Services manager. “We’re very excited about bringing Lisa’s extensive experience to the table. We love delivering good news to clients regarding funding, followed by smart engineering solutions that make the best use of those dollars.” Fugett holds a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University, a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Illinois State University, and a certificate of professional grant writing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.