Dr. Paul R. Lawrence
Dr. Paul R. Lawrence has 35 years of experience solving management problems in large, complex organizations. Paul is a successful private sector executive, having been a consulting Partner in two Big Four accounting firms and a Vice President in two Fortune 500 companies. He is deeply knowledgeable of government issues and a thought leader on government management, having written several books on the subject.
For almost three years, Paul served as the Under Secretary for Benefits in the Department of Veterans Affairs, unanimously confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 2018. As Under Secretary, Paul led a team of 25,000 people with an operating budget of $4 billion, administering $120 billion in benefits annually.