2018 Speaker Profile – Toppin, Lisa

Lisa McGinty Toppin, Ed.D.

Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, LPL Financial


Lisa M. Toppin has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. Currently, she serves as the Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President of Talent Management Programs at LPL Financial.  She is responsible for developing programs that support talent acquisition, talent development and enhancing an inclusive culture through broad inclusion programming.  Toppin has held human resources leadership positions with several firms nationwide, including Charles Schwab, where she led the firm’s, diversity and inclusion, learning and development programs as well as the executive recruiting function. Prior to that, Toppin held HR business partner roles with Phillips Petroleum, Sherwin Williams and Montell USA. 


Toppin has a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Howard University and George Washington University, respectively.  She received her Master of Science in Human Resources/Industrial Relations from Rutgers University and has earned a Doctorate of Education in Human Resources Development from George Washington University. Toppin has served in leadership roles many nonprofits, including the Junior League of Charlotte, Above and Beyond Students and the Jewish Vocational Service in San Francisco.  She and her husband live in Charlotte, N.C. with their two children.