Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

Lisa Risley
Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
U.S. Agency for International Development

Lisa J. Risley is the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIG/I) for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General (USAID/OIG). As the AIG/I, Ms. Risley reports to the Deputy Inspector General, and is responsible for supervising all investigative activities and operational procedures relating to the efficiency and effectiveness of foreign assistance programs.

From August 2010 to December 2011, Ms. Risley served as USAID/OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. Prior to joining USAID OIG, Ms. Risley served more than 26 years as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service. During her tenure with the Secret Service, she was assigned to the Louisville, KY, Detroit, MI, and Chicago, IL, investigative field offices. Additionally, she served four and one-half years on the Vice Presidential Protective Division, where she completed numerous complex domestic and international protective advances for the Vice President of the United States and his family. Ms. Risley also served two tours in the agency’s Inspection Division, where she served as the lead inspector on both employee integrity cases as well as office compliance audits. Her management experience at the Secret Service included serving as the Deputy Assistant Director in both the Office of Administration as well as the Office of Investigations. Ms. Risley’s last position at the Secret Service was as the Assistant Director for the Office of Administration. In that assignment, she was responsible for the formulation and execution of the agency’s budget, as well as the financial management and procurement activities, and facilities, space, vehicles, and personal property.

Ms. Risley holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.