Lynn von Koch-Liebert is the Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), which works to achieve sustainability, equity, economic prosperity, and quality of life for all Californians.
Lynn has held a variety of executive-level roles in the public and private sectors, working both nationally and internationally to effectuate change. She has expertise in organizational management, strategic planning, business development, strategic partnerships, policy development, continuous improvement, and project management. She has worked across a variety of sectors, including affordable housing & homelessness, international development, logistics, infrastructure, resiliency and emergency planning.
Prior to joining SGC, Lynn was the Deputy Secretary for Housing at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. In this role she worked to coordinate the housing finance system during the largest increase in funding in California’s affordable housing history; led the housing response during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic; led the implementation of California COVID-19 Rent Relief program; and created the Outsmart Disaster Campaign. Prior to working with the State, Lynn was a Business Development executive at DynCorp International LLC. She also served in Afghanistan, South Sudan and Jerusalem for the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS).
Lynn has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, a Master’s degree in International Security from Cranfield Defense Academy, an Advanced Project Management Certificate from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of South Dakota.