Reginald Van Lee is an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Washington DC location, where he leads the firm’s commercial business. Previously, he led Booz Allen’s federal and commercial health businesses, and the not-for-profit business.
He has deep expertise in building the organizational capabilities that make his clients resilient to potential shocks to mission accomplishment and growth. For 28 years, he has helped numerous private and public organizations transform to better achieve their missions and assisted in driving growth in not-for-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and numerous foundations. Prior to Booz Allen, he worked as a research engineer.
Mr. Van Lee has co-authored a number of articles on the topic of strategy implementation. These articles have appeared in publications such as The Journal of Business Strategy and Business Horizons. He developed an innovative, integrated tool kit of management techniques to help leaders realize new strategies and institutionalize existing strategies. He is the co-author of the book, “Megacommunities- How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-Profits Can Tackle Today’s Global Challenges Together.” He has appeared on ABC-TV’s “World News This Morning” and CNBC, and co-led the Urban Enterprise Initiative with the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, where he focused on driving enhanced competitiveness of small businesses in Harlem. He is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Mr. Van Lee’s many recognitions include the 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Award, the Joseph Papp Racial Harmony Award from the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding,C. Walter Nichols Award for outstanding community service, the Spirit of Cabrini Award from the Cabrini Mission Foundation, the Abyssinian Development Corporation Renaissance Award for his long-time and faithful commitment to the Harlem community, the Percy E. Sutton Civic Leadership Award from the Apollo Theater Foundation, the Frank C. Carr Award from InRoads Inc., the International Leadership Award from the Texas Women's Empowerment Foundation, and he was inducted into The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS “Choose Life“ Hall of Hope and Remembrance. In addition, Consulting magazine named Mr. Van Lee as one of the top 25 consultants in the world. He has been recognized as one of New York’s Finest Philanthropists and as one of the 2009 Washington Minority Business Leaders by the Washington Business Journal.
Mr. Van Lee serves as Chairman Emeritus of the board of the Evidence Dance Company, Chairman of the board of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, and is a Trustee of the Studio Museum in Harlem. He was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and is the Treasurer of the MAC AIDS Fund Board. He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, Chairman of the board of the Washington Performing Arts Soceity, Charman of the Board of Trustees for the Howard Theatre Restoration Project, a Trustee of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation, a cabinet member of Habitat for Humanity International Cabinet, and sits on the Board of Fight for Children and The Washington Ballet.
Mr. Van Lee holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
profile updated April 2013