Lani Lutar is president of Responsible Solutions, LLC, a public affairs firm specializing in advocacy, coalition building and government relations. She has more than 15 years of experience in public policy analysis, business development, strategic marketing and media relations. Prior to establishing Responsible Solutions, Lutar led three respected local non-profit organizations as CEO/Executive Director over a period of ten years: San Diego County Taxpayers Association, Equinox Center and the Asian Business Association of San Diego.
Lutar is chairwoman of One San Diego and serves on the boards of San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the advisory boards for the Pacific Arts Movement (formerly the San Diego Asian Film Foundation), Asian Business Association of San Diego, and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Asian Pacific Islander Advisory Group.
Lutar’s editorials and commentary have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union Tribune, Voice of San Diego and San Diego Business Journal. She earned a Master of Pacific International Affairs degree from the University of California, San Diego and graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University with a BA in Psychology.