Lois Fu is Senior Advisor to the President at the National Academy of Public Administration, and serves as a Program Area Director for projects funded by foundation and corporate grants. She has led the marketing effort in the fiscal future arena, and serves as the Program Area Director for the National Academy’s joint project with the National Academies of Science. She is also the Project Director for the National Academy’s Big Game project. Lois brings over 30 years of public sector and non-profit experience in program management and policy development. She has served as a senior manager in a number of Federal agencies, including the Federal Transit Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and in the U.S. representative’s office at the World Bank. In these agencies, she developed and analyzed policy and program budget allocations, program plans, and human resource strategies.
Formerly, she served for 14 years in a variety of leadership positions at the American National Red Cross, including as an officer of the corporation and secretary to the National Board of Governors, director of planning and budgeting for the Public Support Department, and financial planning officer in the Corporate Planning and Evaluation Department. She played an instrumental role in the development and execution of nationwide marketing and disaster relief fundraising plans for the Red Cross during the 1990s.
In addition, Lois brings a working knowledge of the Congressional decision-making process, having served as a legislative assistant to Senator John Glenn and as the staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Aging, where she successfully shepherded the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act through the legislative process. Lois holds a B.A. in political science and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan