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Lisa F. Potvin
Lecturer and Program Manager
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
BS - University of Maine, Orono, Maine,
MBA - University of Denver, Denver, Colorado,
  • 2014 - Director of the Navy Financial Management Certification Course, and Lecturer in Financial Management, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
  • 2010 - 2013 - Director of the Navy Practical Comptrollership Course, and Lecturer in Financial Management, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
  • 2011 - Lecturer, Army Cost Management Certificate Course
  • 2006 - 2009 - Military Lecturer in Financial Management and Director of the Practical Comptrollership Course, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
  • 2003-2006 - Budget Analyst, United States Air Force, NORAD-USNORTHCOM, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 2001-2003 - Programmer, United States Air Force, NORAD-USSPACECOM, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 1998-2003 - Capital Planner and Lead Cost Analyst, IBM, Boulder, CO
  • 1985-present - U.S. Navy, both active (13 years) and Reserve (20 years). Current rank of Captain.
  • Federal Budget, DoD budgeting and execution, and budget process
  • Contingency costing and interagency reimbursement under the Stafford Act
  • Defense business and financial management
  • Resource allocation and allocation process in both public and private sector
  • Defense financial management organization and infrastructure
  • Resource utilization
  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Financial Management & Comptroller, Individual Achievement in Comptrollership, 2009
  • CDFM Acquisition certification, 2006
  • Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), 2003
  • Pikes Peak Round Table (PPRT), Colorado Springs, CO
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)
  • Association of the United Sates Navy (AUSN)
  • U.S. Naval Reserve, Commanding Officer
  • Potvin, Lisa, Jones, Lawrence, "Financial Management Opportunities in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy", Armed Forces Comptroller, 2010, pending.
  • Potvin, Lisa, Andrew J. Smith, Dennis Bay, "The Next Katrina: A New Process for Reimbursement", Armed Forces Comptroller, 2006. Also reprinted in U.S. Army Resource Management, 2006 and Air Force Comptroller, 2007.
  • Potvin, Lisa, Practical Financial Management: A Handbook for the Defense Department Financial Manager, 11th Edition, Rev. 1, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, October 2012.
  • "Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System," guest lecture presented at the Human Resources Center of Excellence, Monterey, April 2008.
  • "Educator's Panel," Professional Development Institute, May 2007 and 2008.
  • Keywords: Defense Budgeting, Financial Management, Budget Process, Resource Allocation

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