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Lisa Williams

Lisa M. Williams has over 30 years of Federal government experience in human resources, administration and leadership. Ms. Williams became the Director, Departmental Office of Human Resources Management, Office of the Secretary for the Department of Transportation in June 2016. She comes to DOT from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), where she served as the Chief Human Capital Officer since September 2009.

At EEOC, she was responsible for overseeing a $5.5 million budget and human resources (HR) service delivery to approximately 2,300 employees in fifty-three geographical locations, including district, regional and domestic field offices across the United States. She directed the Diversity and Inclusion Program; comprehensive human resource management accountability systems, including policy formulation; conducting employee development needs assessments; and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the agency’s approach to talent management and employee engagement.

Prior to joining EEOC, she served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration and Director, Office of Human Resources at the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD). As the Deputy, her position encompassed formulating and coordinating national policies and programs relative to real and personal property, procurement matters, management analysis, human resources activities, and security issues in support of the Maritime Administration mission. While at MARAD she also led a diverse team of government and contract personnel to provide the full spectrum of human resources services.

Prior to MARAD, she was the Chief of Operations, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency where she provided strategic leadership and management oversight of operational functions for a workforce of more than 30, 000 permanent, temporary and intermittent personnel located around the world.

Ms. Williams’s professional experience also includes a variety of other leadership positions in human resources management since 1997 spanning across the Department of Defense Human Resources Activity; Department of Interior; Air Force Pentagon; Hill Air Force Base, Utah and Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

A native of Fort Valley, Georgia, Ms. Williams received her B.S. degree in Political Science from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee and her MPA from Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia.

Mother of two young adult sons (Brian and Jason), she and her husband, Darrell reside in Indian Head, Maryland.