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Lucy Arendt

Center for Exceptional Leadership Facilitator

Lucy Arendt teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership, strategic management and sustainability. She conducts research on the antecedents and consequences of decision-making and influence, as exercised by formal and informal leaders within and across organizations. Much of her scholarship focuses on individual, organizational and community decision-making around disasters. She has published in the Earthquake Spectra, the Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Education, Psychological Reports, Review of Business Research, SAM Advanced Management Journal and others. Arendt is the first author of “Long-term community recovery from natural disasters” (Taylor & Francis, 2014) along with Daniel J. Alesch. She is also the co-author of “Natural hazard mitigation policy: Implementation, organizational choice, and contextual dynamics” (Springer, 2012) along with Alesch and William J. Petak. She is also the co-author of “Managing for long-term recovery in the aftermath of disaster” (PERI, 2009), with Alesch and James Holly.

In terms of service, Arendt has worked with university and outside organizations on numerous consulting projects, and has given presentations on her research and teaching interests to groups at the local, regional, state and national levels. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), an international professional association of individuals dedicated to research on earthquakes and other disasters. She is the lead trainer for the Housner Fellows Leadership Development Program, a leadership and advocacy program for select members of EERI. A member of the UW-Green Bay community for 26 years before joining SNC in 2016, Arendt served as the president of the UW-Green Bay Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the national business honorary organization, and the UW-Green Bay Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. She was the 2008-09 recipient of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching and the May 2010 recipient of the Student Nominated Teaching Award for Experienced Teacher. She was part of the team that received the 2013-14 University Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement for her part in delivering an innovative and popular travel abroad course to Cuernavaca, Mexico, from 2009-2016.

Arendt is a member of the Academy of Management, EERI, Management Women, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society and other professional associations.

Arendt consults on strategy and other topics for a variety of regional and national for-profit, nonprofit, educational and governmental organizations, including Live54218, the Applied Technology Council, FEMA, Procter & Gamble, U.S. Chamber of Commerce-Business and Civic Leadership Council, and UW-Milwaukee.
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