Dr. Lisa Bender
Dr. Lisa Bender is vice president and chief human resources officer for The MITRE Corporation. In this role, Dr. Bender is responsible for strategic planning and direction of human resources for 7,000 MITRE employees at 60 sites worldwide. During her tenure at MITRE, Dr. Bender has guided new practice in executive compensation, organization research, performance management, branding, the design of the human resources function and a mindset change in how “time” is viewed, including new flexible work arrangements. Prior to joining MITRE in 1996, Dr. Bender held various human resources and organization development positions, including a job sharing position as the manager of corporate organization development at Digital Equipment Corporation. Her career was profiled in HR Magazine (October 2004). Dr. Bender earned a bachelor’s degree from City College of New York. She holds a doctorate in social and organizational psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has completed post-doctoral studies in clinical psychology. She holds her license in psychology in Massachusetts.