Lisa Johnson, PhD

Director of Human Resources
joined Global Commerce and Services in 2013 as the Operations Manager.  She has 10+ years of management and recruiting experience from an Information Technology Firm and Educational Institution. She has developed experience in HR initiatives including policy development, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, training and development, and benefits administration.  Because of Lisa's successful career as a top achiever within GCS, she has been promoted several times as she takes on new opportunities while achieving her career aspirations.


  • GCS Above and Beyond Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and dedication


  • PhD, Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University

  • MBA, Human Resources Management, University of Phoenix

  • BS, Management, University of Phoenix (Graduated with Honors)

  • Human Resource Certification, Tulane University Continuing Education


  • National Council of Negro Women

  • Just Girlfriends Mentoring Program- Board Member

  • NAACP- Former Secretary, St. Bernard Chapter

  • A Closer Walk Meeting the Needs Ministry- President of Board of Directors

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)- National Member

  • NOLA-SHRM, New Orleans Chapter Member

  • Louisiana Society for Human Resources Association (SHRM), State of LA Chapter Member

Joaneane A. Smith
President and CEO
is the President and CEO of Global Commerce and Services, LLC (GCS). She has more than 25 years experience in management consulting and information systems. Ms. Smith has traveled across the country implementing PeopleSoft for some of the country’s largest corporations and government agencies, including Department of Navy, Department of Army,  Smurfit-Stone Container, and University of Rochester to integrate technology solutions and services. She was awarded Top Achiever for Outstanding Performance and Achievements and also received the Star Performer Award. At the same time, she has completed successful IT engagements for small, medium, and large-sized businesses throughout the country. Ms. Smith is motivated, persistent and passionate as a small business owner.


  • SBA 8(a) Graduate Contractor of the Year-Louisiana

  • Enterprising Woman of the Year- Finalist

  • Featured in “City Business Newspaper”

  • SBA District Minority Small Business Person of the Year- Louisiana District, MED Week

  • U.S. Army eCybermission CyberGuide Certificate of Appreciation – STEM Program


  • MBA, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

  • BS, Business Administration, Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Cohort 4

  • ​Thunderbird School of Global Management/AM&AA

  • Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Growing the Minority Business to Scale

  • University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, Darden Minority Business Executive Program


  • A.P. Tureaud, Sr. Black Alumni Chapter-LSU Alumni Association

  • LSU Dean’s Advisory Council, E. J. Ourso College of Business

  • LSU National Foundation, Board Member

  • Southern University at New Orleans College of Business & Public Administration Business Advisory Board

  • National Association of University Women

  • National Council of Negro Women

  • LSU Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

  • Washington D.C. Senate hearing participation regarding government furlough


About Us

David Harmon

Sr. Program Manager 

David joined GCS in 2017 as a Project Manager supporting NASA programs. He is an accomplished executive with 25 years of experience in program, project and contract transition management. He has demonstrated excellence in operations management, financial and human resources management. David has managed service delivery for a wide variety of Federal, State and Local government organizations. He combines the management and technical aptitude with proven customer relationship management skills to manage GCS programs and projects. David is a trained PMP professional and is ITIL and Cloud certified. He was recognized in 2016 by the NASA AMES Contracting Council for Outstanding Subcontractor and Service Excellence.

GCS Leadership


Global Commerce and Services, LLC (GCS) is a SBA Certified Hubzone and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business. But what differentiates us is not our designations, but our accomplishments, awards, capabilities and commitment to meeting and exceeding the expectations on every Information Technology project.

With deep experience in Information Technology, including both management and technical expertise, GCS has successfully completed projects for several DoD and other federal agencies, and won prestigious awards for our work. Most importantly, every project is constantly monitored and evaluated by senior management to ensure the results will meet or exceed contract requirements.