Lisa Budinger


Lisa Budinger serves as an Account Executive for NETSCOUT Systems. Prior to her tenure at NETSCOUT, Lisa was an Enterprise Account Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the chief executive officer of Arizona College Scholarship Foundation (Now College Success Arizona). CSA provides scholarships and one-on-one mentoring to high potential, low income students in Arizona. Under Lisa’s leadership, ACSF celebrated the first program graduates, tripled the number of students served by the program, and grew to support students from 14 Arizona counties, while maintaining a retention rate of more than 90%.


As a third generation native of Arizona, Lisa is passionate about the State and improving education for Arizona’s children. She was honored by the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation as their 2012 Hero of Education and has been a member of the Thunderbird Global Council, ASEDS board of directors, College Depot steering committee and All A’s for Arizona.


Lisa earned an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Spanish with a minor in elementary education from Texas Christian University. She has two sons and resides in Scottsdale.