"Leaving a Legacy: Perspectives on work, family and leadership from a military family"
Date: Mar. 31, 2015 (Tue., 2 - 4 p.m.)
Speakers: Matt Pratt and Lisa Pratt
Bios: Captain Matt Pratt was commissioned as an Armor Officer from West Point in 2006. Matt deployed with this unit to Iraq from September 2008 to September 2009. During this deployment CPT Pratt served in both the Kirkuk Province and Mosul, Iraq. His awards include the Overseas Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terror Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster. Currently, CPT Pratt is earning his Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management (with a focus in Organizational Behavior) at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. His follow on-assignment is as an instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Lisa received her BA in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Lisa is a vocal artist in the contemporary Christian and contemporary country music genres. She is a native of Lawton, OK and a proud Army spouse. Lisa is a powerhouse vocalist and a charismatic performer that has entertained audiences around the country. She has performed at many notable military functions, numerous churches, the televised competition Operation Rising Star, and the Lincoln Center in New York City. Most recently, Lisa was invited to be an artist with the Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO) – an organization that, among other efforts, uses music therapy to help wounded warriors, Gold Star Family members, and veterans. Lisa currently serves as the Worship Arts Assistant at First Assembly Community Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana.