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Meredith Persily Lamel

Meredith Persily Lamel

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Public Administration and Policy

Professor Meredith Persily Lamel joined the Key faculty after teaching in the Kogod School of Business. She teaches Transforming from Manager to Leader, Leading High Performance Teams, and Action Learning for Federal Agencies in the Key Leadership Programs. She is Founding Principal of Aspire@Work, a leadership development and executive coaching firm.

Previously, Meredith was Director of Training and Consulting for The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF). Through CMF, she performed assessments for House and Senate offices, facilitated retreats, coached Chiefs of Staff and Members of Congress, and designed and delivered management and leadership training programs for senior congressional staff. She also wrote a management column entitled Chief Counsel for Roll Call newspaper.

Meredith was a Director of Executive Education of the Corporate Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board (CEB). In this role, she was responsible for teaching best practices and delivering training to global clients through a variety of educational channels, including on-site presentations and teleconferences for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Her areas of expertise included leadership development, succession management, performance management, executive coaching, and employee engagement.

Prior to her role at Corporate Executive Board, she also consulted in the areas of management capacity building and strategic planning for USAID-funded projects for an international healthcare consulting firm. From 1994-1999, Meredith held a number of positions at Pyramid Research, formerly the telecommunications division of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). She was the South America analyst for three years, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts as Latin America Research Director and then Deputy Director of Research.

Meredith graduated with an MBA in strategy and organizational behavior from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and earned her BA with honors from Brown University. She earned a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (P.C.C.) by the International Coach Federation. She is certified in The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), DiSC®, The Leadership Circle Profile™, Appreciative Inquiry, the Hay Group’s ESCI tool, and the Team Diagnostic™ Assessment. She is also a certified Action Learning Coach. Meredith lives in Montgomery County, just outside of Washington DC, with her husband and two children. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.


B.A., Brown University; MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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