Brenna Isman

Director of Academy Studies

Phone: (202) 204-3625

Brenna Isman is the Director of AcademyStudies at the National Academy of Public Administration. She currently directs for the Academy’s Study to Create a Definition and Framework for Community Affordability with EPA’s Office of Water.   She has also led projects with The Office of the Inspector General for the Department of State;  the Office of Management and Budget ; Amtrak’s Office of the Inspector General and has provided subject matter expertise for projects with the Veterans Administration, Social Security Administration, and United States Coast Guard.  She is an experienced facilitator and her expertise focuses on development of communication and business strategy frameworks, analysis of ongoing transformation initiatives and strengthening stakeholder engagement.  Brenna’s consulting experience includes both public and private sector clients in the areas of communication strategy, performance management, and organizational development.  Prior to joining the Academy, Brenna was a Senior Consultant for the Ambit Group and a Consultant with Mercer Human Resource Consulting facilitating effective organizational change and process improvement. As the Assistant Director for Executive Education for the Kogod School of Business at American University, she developed curriculum for business certificate programs and managed program delivery. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from American University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Delaware.