Lovdy is the Director of the Office of Conferences and Training at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. Her responsibilities include providing conference development and support services for LBJ faculty and student-sponsored conferences on a myriad of topics.
She is also involved in a variety of professional development programs to serve the training needs of elected and appointed officials. Among these are the Pre‐Session Legislative Conference, co‐sponsored with the Texas Speaker of the House, as an orientation for newly elected members of the Legislature, and the Seminar for Newly Elected County Judges and County Commissioners. In addition, her office provides training in the areas of Governmental Accounting and Public Purchasing to enhance the professional development of public servants.
Lovdy has over 12 years of experience developing, managing and executing educational meetings and conferences and long‐term training and educational programs for non‐profits, medical societies, local and state health departments, technology consortiums and for‐profit companies. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from UCLA. Her interests include strategic programmatic development, utilizing effective distance learning technology and using technology to increase training impact.