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Lisa Maatz

AAUW's top policy adviser


As AAUW's top policy adviser, Lisa Maatz works to advance AAUW’s priority issues on Capitol Hill, through the executive branch, and in coalition with other organizations. She also served concurrently for 16 months as Director of AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund.  Maatz has done similar work for the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Older Women’s League, and was a legislative aide to U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Her grassroots advocacy career began when she was the Executive Director of Turning Point, a battered women’s program recognized for excellence by the Ohio Supreme Court. She is a sought after speaker on Capitol Hill and across the country, and regularly provides testimony before Congressional committee


Maatz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio University, has two Master’s degrees from Ohio State, and holds an adjunct appointment with the Women and Politics Institute at American University. Awards include the Women's Information Network's Young Woman of Achievement Award, as well as the Public Leadership Education Network's Mentor Award. She also is the recipient of a mayoral appointment to the Washington, DC Commission on Women. 

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