Lisa A. Schott

4521 Old Carriage Trail
Oviedo, Florida 32765

Office: (407) 681-7444 (681-SHHH!)
Cellular: (407) 314-9906

Current Professional Activities

Quietly Making Noise, LLC
April 2002 – Present

Founder, Owner, President, and Principal Acoustical Consultant
The company provides acoustical consulting services and noise control solutions to a wide range of clients in residential, commercial, and industrial areas.

Ms. Schott is the Principal Acoustical Consultant and provides expertise and innovative problem solving for a wide range of acoustical issues. Services include noise assessment, design, analysis, modeling, testing, troubleshooting, expert witness services, and general acoustical consulting. She has over 34 years of experience in the energy and building construction industries. Ms. Schott has extensive experience in acoustical design of multi-family residential buildings, hospitals, hotels, retail, restaurants, office buildings, power plants, and other industrial facilities. She provides expert witness services and is responsible for developing cost-effective noise control designs. She has developed in-house proprietary noise control software and conducted research in active noise control.

In 2004, Ms. Schott successfully invented and now holds a patent for Shut-Eye™ Acoustical Shutters for windows and doors. The Shut-Eye™ design is an industry-leading solution for exterior noise such as traffic, rail lines, and aircraft. The design is ideal for hotels, condominiums, apartments, homes, offices, and military bases.

Honors and Awards

  • Women’s Executive Council Women’s Achievement Award in Science and Technology 2018
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Florida Section Engineer of the Year Award for Technical Excellence 2009 and 2010
  • Georgia Tech George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board 2006 – 2012, Emeritus Member 2012 – Present
  • Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni, Georgia Tech 2005

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering 2005 – Present
  • National Council of Acoustical Consultants 2005 – Present
  • Acoustical Society of America 1991 – Present
  • ASTM Committee E33 on Building and Environmental Acoustics 2009 – Present
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1987 – Present, Executive Committee Member, Florida Section 2004 – 2018
  • Florida Home Builders and National Association of Home Builders 2005 – 2006
  • Air & Waste Management Association 1991 – 2006
  • International Gas Turbine Institute 1991 – 2010


U. S. Patent #7,562,743, Acoustical Window and Door Covering, July 21, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Acoustical Requirements for Non-Industrial Projects, Environmental Manager, March 2008
  • Noise is the Next Air Pollution, AWMA National Conference, June 2005
  • Quiet, please! How to Make Your Plant a Better Neighbor, Combined Cycle Journal’s 2005 Outage Handbook, Special Supplement
  • Experience with Active Control of Exhaust Noise from a Large Frame Combustion Turbine, ASME Turbo Expo ‘97
  • Low Frequency Noise Considerations for Combustion Turbine Projects, ASME Turbo Expo ‘97
  • Acoustical Design and Analysis Techniques for Combustion Turbine Projects, ASME Cogen Turbo Power ‘94

Philanthropic Activities

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
1987 – Present

  • Vice Chair (nominated by Robert Crippen and Rick Hauck) 2013 – Present
  • Board of Directors (nominated by Alan Shepard and Scott Carpenter) 1997 – Present
  • Chair, Program Committee 2017 – 2019
  • Chair, Strategic Planning Task Force 2016 – Present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Program Committee, American Dream Makers Force, Scholarship Selection Committee 1991 – Present
  • Nominated for Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence 2017 – 2020
  • Founder and Leader, Astronaut Scholars Honor Society 2005 – Present
  • Invited speaker at many events, organize annual conventions of astronauts and scholarship winners 1991 – Present

Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando
2019 – Present

  • Founding Donor, Jennifer Lynn Schott Childhood Arthritis Clinic

Give Kids the World
1991 – Present

  • Henri Landwirth Society  2011 – Present
  • Pro bono acoustical consulting for Village facility noise issues  2002 – Present
  • Co-Chair, $10 million Adopt-A-Villa Challenge Fund-Raising Campaign 2013 – 2014
  • Adopt-A-Villa Program 2009 – Present
  • Character and special events volunteer 1991 – present

Weldon Society of the Foundation for Seminole State College
2011 – Present

Arthritis Foundation / Parrot Heads of Central Florida
2008 – Present

  • Volunteer DJ and emcee for fundraising events 2008 – Present
  • Co-chair, Fruitcakes in the Alley bowling event, raised over $300,000 2008 – Present

Educational Outreach

  • UCF The Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) – Acoustics Seminar 2013
  • ASME Student Section, UCF – Career Planning Seminar 2008
  • Seminole County Public Schools – Promoted engineering careers to students 2007
  • National Engineers’ Week – Visited high schools and middle schools 1991 – 1996

Public Speaking Appearances (other than listed above)

  • Kineticos On-Line Panel Discussion – Impact of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation on the Life Sciences Industry 2020
  • Featured on Real Life 101 television program on WRDQ 2017
  • 105.9 FM and Radio Margaritaville – Charity Event Promotional Spots 2011 – 2014
  • Siemens Women’s Resource Group Panel on Leadership and Success 2010
  • ASME – Seminars on Noise Control and Technical Entrepreneurship 1994, 2008

Education and Training

Georgia Institute of Technology June 1990
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Highest Honors GPA: 3.97/4.0

Continuing Education (only selected courses are listed)
Business Ethics Seminar, National Minority Supplier Development Council 2003
Six Sigma Quality, Promax Consulting Services Incorporated 2001
Management Development I and II, Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation 1997-99

Past Experience

Control Center, LLC 1999 – 2002
Sr. Vice President, Corporate Development

  • Founder/leader of two businesses: Engineering Services & Advanced Technologies
  • Held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, design, project management, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, materials, and human resources

Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation 1990 – 1999
Manager, Gas Turbine Integration, Auxiliaries, and Boilers

  • Responsible for a department of 150 people located in Orlando and Germany
  • Responsibilities included design of over 35 gas turbine, steam turbine, and generator auxiliary systems and 3-D design of the entire power plant
  • Positions of rapidly increasing responsibility in design, acoustics, permitting, troubleshooting, and startup of simple and combined cycle power plants

Cooperative Education Employee, Atlanta Gas Light Co. and IBM 1986 – 1990

Outstanding References Available Upon Request

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