Vice President, Government Relations
Lisa is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio University, and currently serves on the university’s Diversity Alumni Advisory Board. She has two master’s degrees from Ohio State, and holds an adjunct appointment with the Women and Politics Institute at American University. Honors include the National Committee on Pay Equity’s Winn Newman Advocacy Award (2013), National Association of Partnerships in Equity’s first-ever Public Policy Advocate for Equity Award (2012) and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s 10th anniversary Trailblazer Award (2011). Lisa has also received the Women’s Information Network’s Karen Mulhauser Award (2010) for mentoring and service, and WIN’s Young Woman of Achievement Award (2001); she has served on that organization’s Advisory Council since 2003. She was a recipient of the Mentor Award from the Public Leadership Education Network (2003), and was recently named to their board of directors (2012). Lisa was awarded a Congressional Fellowship in Women and Public Policy from the Women’s Research and Education Institute (1997) and was a mayoral appointee to the Washington, D.C., Commission on Women (2006–10).
Lisa has been with AAUW since 2003. During that time, she also spent 16 months serving concurrently as the interim director of the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
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Work by Lisa Maatz
AAUW joined over 170 organizations in a letter urging the Department of Justice to immediately issue much-needed guidance outlining how flawed law enforcement responses to domestic violence and sexual assault can violate federal law and constitute police misconduct. Read more »
When the Higher Education Act (HEA) is reauthorized, AAUW urges Representatives to support increasing investment in Pell grants, expanding income-based loan repayment options, and more. Read more »
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AAUW urges Representatives to oppose H.R. 36, an unconstitutional and dangerous limitation on abortion that puts women’s health and rights at risk. Read more »
Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR). Read more »
Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the Development Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) supporting OFCCP’s proposed regulations to guide federal government contractors in fulfilling their obligations under Executive Order 11246. Read more »
In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »
AAUW supports the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which hasn’t been updated since it expired in 2007. Reauthorization of the ESEA would create a commitment to high standards and accountability in our nation’s public schools. Read more »
principles for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Read more »
Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the Development Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs supporting the creation of the data collection tool – or “Equal Pay Report” – which will help to ensure that the over $450 billion in taxpayer dollars spent on federal contracts each year are awarded to law-abiding companies that do not engage in any form of pay discrimination. Read more »