Lisa Posner Olocco

Title: Vice President

Department: Global Exchange

Lisa Posner Olocco brings almost three decades of international education and exchange experience to her position as vice president for the Exchange and Training Unit at World Learning. As divisional vice president, Posner Olocco oversees a multi-million dollar budget and more than 100 DC and field-based staff who design and implement over 30 US government-funded training and exchange programs for thousands of high school youth, degree seeking students, and professionals from hundreds of countries each year.

During her career she has overseen several large U.S. Agency for International Development participant training development contracts and cooperative agreements worldwide. She is an expert in USAID’s participant training and capacity building and has managed several USAID Indefinite Quantity Contracts. In addition to her USAID experience, Posner Olocco oversees an extensive exchange portfolio including the U.S. Department of State’s hallmark International Visitor Leadership Program, Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, Youth Ambassadors Program, and Future Leaders Exchange. Prior to joining World Learning, Posner Olocco worked at Meridian International and Delphi International implementing public diplomacy exchange programs.

She is fluent in Spanish, has her master’s degree in Latin American studies from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Boston University. Posner Olocco is an alumna to Spain with the Experiment in International Living.

Expertise: educational exchanges, scholarship administration, project and personnel management

Languages: English, Spanish