Leadership Team

Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer, Chief Financial Officer at Premier Housing Management LLC. As CFO, she oversees Corporate Accounting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Property Accounting, as well as Financial Reporting Services for Premier Housing Management. Her background includes over fifteen years of all aspects of Property Management and Construction Accounting. Prior to multi-family accounting, Lisa worked in Consumer Lending and Collateral Management. Ms. Fischer holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. Cloud State University with an emphasis in Real Estate and Insurance.

Jim Mitchell

As Vice President of Operations, Jim Mitchell leads Premier’s property management department.   He is responsible for managing all property management staff, maintenance, marketing, and purchasing, as well as Premier Central Services.  Jim brings extensive real estate experience to Premier.  Jim’s career began in the construction industry working as an electrician to fund his education and he then rose through the ranks within the commercial drywall and carpentry business from carpenter to estimator and project manager. 

Mr. Mitchell transitioned into property management by joining CommonBond Housing in 2005 where he oversaw the rehabilitation of over 1,000 occupied apartment homes and completed a host of ground up projects, as well as leading CAPEX and facilities management.  Jim held director level positions at both CommonBond Housing and Dominium Management prior to joining Premier.   Jim holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Stacey Busta

Stacey Busta is the Director of Human Resources at Premier Housing Management. With over 15 years of human resources experience Stacey brings a wealth of knowledge to the company in the areas of performance management, benefits administration, recruiting and retaining employees. Her past positions in both for-profit and non-profit companies, as well as small and large-size companies gives her a unique perspective. Stacey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Linda Pope

As Director of Accounting, Linda Pope oversees Property Accounting &, Accounts Payable, Linda also is the administrator & support coordinator of our property management software, Yardi, used at Premier. Her background includes over 9 years of experience in Property Management, holding positions including Director of Accounting, Assistant Controller, Software Administrator, and Accounts Payable Manager. Linda also has 20 years of accounting experience in the areas of physical therapy manufacturing & physical therapy treatment. In addition, she has worked a number of years in the non-profit industry involving physical therapy, shelter management & with varies clubs & associations. Linda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of WI Oshkosh, with an emphasis in Accounting. She has also held certifications as a CPA, and in Production & Inventory Management.

Andrea Hermersmann

Andrea Hermersmann directs all aspects of program compliance at Premier Housing Management. Over the last year she has helped position Premier as a leader in program compliance providing the ability for strategic growth. With over fifteen years of experience she brings expertise in the field of affordable housing as well as leadership, collaborative, and effective change management skills. Prior to joining the Premier Housing Management team in 2015, she has held director positions at both CommonBond Communities in Minnesota and Stone House Development in Madison Wisconsin.

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