Lynne M. Schneider Lynne M. Schneider has more than 24 years defense related experience. She first worked in the Department of Defense as a political appointee under then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney responsible for the development of the Strategic Level Enterprise Model, DoD Strategic Plan, Core Processes, and the Defense Enterprise Planning and Management Framework. She was responsible for oversight, design and execution of enterprise-wide business procedures and best business practices/processes, streamlining organizations, change management, eliminating non-value added activities, and identifying required management systems and practices.
Ms Schneider left the department in 1998 to start her own independent consulting firm in order to apply knowledge innovation and economic strategies to position clients for emerging markets. She has spent 23 years in the Army Reserves, is a Fellow at the Institute of Capital and Creativity (IC2) in Austin Texas, and principal at the Council for Excellence in Government. Clients include the Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Marine Corps; US Navy; US Army Reserve 7th ARCOM, US Army Special Operations Command – Special Warfare Center and School; GlobalWords and IZET – Germany. She has international contacts and business partners globally including Latin America, Russia, Europe, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Oman, China, and Bangladesh.
She is co-author of three books: Non-traditional Warfare: 21st Century Threats and Responses; Knowledge Economics; and Business Process Engineering: Advancing the State of the Art as well as numerous articles.
Ms. Schneider is co-founder of Entovation International – a global knowledge innovation strategy firm as well as Enterability which houses Entertech. Enterability is an e-learning, curriculum and training company targeting entry level job and life skills training. EnterTech is a unique web-based employability skills and personal development program geared towards unemployed and under-employed learners.
She most recently served as the Deputy Director for the Defense Business Board. The board provides advice to the Secretary of Defense on best practices and alternative solutions on topics of interest and critical business management issues. She served on active duty as a Major in the USArmy Reserves with responsibility as a Civil Affairs Team Leader in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her team assisted the Iraqi populace in rebuilding an area on the south side of Baghdad. Areas of focus included rebuilding schools and roads, establishing a women’s center, re-invigorating the local chamber of commerce, providing humanitarian assistance and more. Prior to starting Enterability, she worked on the development of the Future Logistics Enterprise Operational Architecture and the design of the Decision Superiority Concept for the Secretary of Defense, now a strategy in Joint Vision 2025.
Ms. Schneider also served as the Director of Public Affairs for the National Defense Political Action Committee and National Defense Committee. She was appointed in September 2003 as the President of the Colorado chapter of the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce while working at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Ms. Schneider also serves on the Board of Directors for the Orphan Foundation of America and the Women In Defense Outreach to Women In Iraq Initiative.