Burton Craige Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Banking and Finance
J.D. (cum laude), Harvard University (1981); B.S. (highest honors), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1978)
Lissa Lamkin Broome is the director of the school's Center for Banking and Finance, and she serves as faculty advisor to the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal. She also heads the school's Director Diversity Initiative, which works to increase gender, racial, and ethnic diversity on the boards of directors of publicly traded corporations in North Carolina and throughout the United States.
Broome became a member of the Georgia bar in 1982 and practiced until 1984 in the banking area with the Atlanta firm of King & Spalding. In 1984, she joined the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and is a member of the North Carolina bar. Her teaching interests include commercial law and banking law.
Broome was the recipient of the McCall Award for Teaching Excellence in 1986, 1992, 1995, and 1998. In 2009, she was inducted into the newly-created McCall Master Teachers' Society for Teaching Excellence. Broome was honored with the law school's Outstanding Service Award in 2010 and received the Law Alumni Association in 2019 the S. Elizabeth Gibson Award for Faculty Excellence. From 1993 to 1995, Broome served as the law school's associate dean for academic affairs. She is a member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and the North Carolina International Women's Forum. Since July 1, 2010, Broome has served as the University's Faculty Athletics Representative to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA.
Broome co-authored Regulation of Bank Financial Service Activities, with Jerry W. Markham, and its accompanying statutory supplement, with the 5th edition published in 2018. She also co-authored Securitization, Structured Finance and Capital Markets (LexisNexis, 2004) with Steven L. Schwarcz and Bruce A. Markell.
Broome is a native of Champaign, Illinois. She majored in finance at the University of Illinois and obtained her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Conrad Bortz is a graduate of The University of Akron. He works with the Center on the annual report, budgeting, financial management, program and project planning, website content management, and the Center's and DDI's social media presence. Mr. Bortz is active with jiu-jitsu, cycling, kayaking, graphic arts, motorcycles, dog training, and various local not-for-profit organizations.