Top Priorities Include Strengthening Customer Relations and Enhancing Flagship Aware Product

Lisa Gifford, Alliance Enterprises CEO

DuPont, WA, July 1, 2019 – Alliance Enterprises Inc. (Alliance), the nation’s leading provider of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) software and managed services, today announced the appointment of Lisa Gifford to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It will be Gifford’s second time leading the company; her 37-year history with Alliance includes a previous tenure of 13 years as CEO. She remains as Chairwoman of the Board and Corporate President.

“I’m excited to return to the helm at a time of tremendous opportunity for Alliance. I look forward to strengthening our relationships with government and tribal nation clients and continuing to innovate to deliver the best products and technology available anywhere,” said Gifford. “I’ve dedicated my entire career to the company, driven by the belief that empowering people through vocational rehabilitation programs leads to happier and healthier individuals as well as stronger families and communities.”

Alliance’s Aware case management and reporting platform, has been a staple in the VR industry for 26 years. Aware is used by 40 state agencies and 24 tribal nations, more than 12,000 employees working for those organizations, and impacting the lives of many thousands of people with disabilities. Alliance, which has been a Microsoft Gold Partner since 2001, provides secure Microsoft Azure-based hosting and managed server solutions that ensure data protection, fail-safe backup and maximum network uptime.

“Lisa’s strong leadership and integrity, and her deep technical knowledge, have been instrumental to the company’s continued growth and momentum over the years,” said Strategic Account Manager Ralph Vigil. “Her profound understanding of our customers’ needs has enabled us to align and deliver highly customized software capabilities and services. Her continuous and direct involvement with customers over the years is reflected in many long-term partnerships that vastly surpass industry norms.”

Gifford served as Director of Corporate Strategy from 2008 to the present and Chairwoman of the Board and President from 1995 to 2019. Prior to that she held technical and non-technical positions at the company. She has witnessed the company win a multitude of awards, including Microsoft’s State and Local Government Digital Transformation Partner of the Year award in 2017. In 2016 the company was named an Inc. 5000 entrepreneurial company and a Microsoft Rising Partner of the Year. Meanwhile, the Business Examiner included Gifford on its 2016 Women of Influence list.



Alliance Enterprises, Inc., is the leading provider of VR software and managed services. Founded in 1981, the company is located in DuPont, Wash. The Aware case management software, the company’s flagship product, is used by 40 state agencies and 24 tribal nations providing VR services to Americans with disabilities. For more information visit