Lisa Lutz, a co-founder of SOLID, has over 25 years of experience as a Policy Analyst. She has worked in this capacity at both the federal and state levels of government and as a consultant to public and private sector clients. This exposure to a wide range of organizational missions, subject matter areas, and stakeholder information needs has given her the ability to quickly grasp difficult subject matter, assess client needs and develop effective solutions. Lisa’s expertise spans a number of areas, including program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, workforce development, occupational and job analysis, and web project management. She has participated in and led numerous projects in these areas.
Lisa’s work has concentrated on the development and implementation of programs to promote the professional development of service members and ensure their smooth transition from the military to the civilian workforce. For more than 20 years, she has specialized in the use of occupational credentialing as a means of doing so. She has performed research, provided policy guidance, and developed programs in this area for numerous organizations, including the Congressional Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition Assistance, as well as the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, Army, Navy, Air Force, Energy, and Transportation. She has also worked with numerous companies and non-profits, including The American Legion, to promote credentialing of Service members and Veterans.
Under Lisa’s direction, SOLID has provided research and analysis support for the Veterans Employment Initiative Task Force, several White House and Congressionally directed credentialing pilot programs, and for some of the most comprehensive online resources for translating military training and experience. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) web sites, as well as Mil2Fed Jobs – an online tool for matching military jobs to federal occupations. Lisa has worked extensively with the Services’ voluntary education programs and in 2012 led an assessment of these programs.
Lisa’s expertise has led to appointments to advisory committees by four Secretaries of Veterans Affairs to provide them with subject matter expertise on the implementation of education and credentialing benefits for service members and veterans. She also serves on the American National Standard’s Institute’s Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC).
Lisa holds a B.S. in Political Science and Psychology and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.).