Distinguished Alumni Award in Business and Finance
With a passion for the public sector, Lisa Mascolo is a proven C-suite leader who delivers strong mission results for her clients and their clients, and strong business results for shareholders. Her leadership, business development, information technology, and change management skills enable her to make a positive difference for her people and the organizations she serves.
Ms. Mascolo built her career at the intersection of business and technology. Currently, as she has for the past three years, she leads IBM’s U.S. Public Service business unit, which provides cloud, cognitive, analytical, mobile, social, and security capabilities that enable federal agencies and state and local governments to provide essential functions. Under her leadership, the team has driven consistent year–on-year sales, revenue, and income growth, through a focus on client service excellence and people engagement.
Previously, Ms. Mascolo was a founding partner at Accenture, where during nearly three decades she helped the company grow into a Fortune 500 staple by securing some of its most important clients in the government sector. As the global managing director of Accenture’s Public Service operating group, she coordinated with national and provincial cabinet-level agencies and led a workforce of 9,000, delivering year–on-year sales, revenue, and income growth.
Ms. Mascolo served as the CEO of Optimos, a small federal systems integrator, for two years after retiring from Accenture. Subsequently, and prior to joining IBM, she founded Listen Learn Lead, LLC to provide executive coaching and leadership development services to small and large businesses.
In following her motto of “do well and do good”, Ms. Mascolo served as a director of the Washington D.C. chapter of Dress of Success, and she supports Teach for America, Room to Read, and the Women in Military Service to America Memorial. Ms. Mascolo served on boards for the St. Albans School of Public Service and the Grace Episcopal Day School in the metro-D.C. area.
A Stevens trustee, Ms. Mascolo served on a commission to advance women at Stevens, and she is a leading supporter of the Lore-El Center for Women’s Leadership, the home of programming for women on campus. Additionally, Ms. Mascolo has supported historic preservation at the university, and she served on the committee that inducted the inaugural class of the Stevens Hall of Achievement.
As a student, Ms. Mascolo was a sister in Phi Sigma Sigma. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, Todd Singleton. She has two adult sons, Harry Hofmann and Peter Hofmann. In her spare time, Ms. Mascolo enjoys cooking, reading, and amateur photography.