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Lisa T. Salazar

Policy Director

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Biography

Lisa T. Salazar is a Policy Director for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, overseeing his agenda for workforce development, education, and veterans affairs. Her primary responsibilities include the development and advancement of career opportunities in high-growth industries for vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on cross-system collaboration. Salazar has nearly three decades of experience crafting and implementing equity-driven public policy on job training and skills development, youth and adult employment, education access and success, and the future of work. Her extensive experience also includes leading large-scale systems change to achieve data-driven results, as well as improving government services through participatory leadership and strategic thinking. Previously, Salazar was the lead administrator of the Youth Workforce Development System in the City of Los Angeles’ Economic and Workforce Development Department. Salazar holds a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational and Industrial Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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