Reginald Van Lee
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Ret.)
Reginald Van Lee is a retired Executive Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he recently led the U.S. Commercial business. In his 32 years with the firm, he oversaw hundreds of engagements for corporate, government and not-for-profit clients across the globe and was a trusted advisor to C-suite executives and boards of directors. He is the co-author of the book, “Megacommunities - How Leaders of Government, Business and Non-Profits Can Tackle Today’s Global Challenges Together.”
Born in Houston, Texas, Mr. Van Lee attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees. After a brief stint working for Exxon, Reggie went back to school to complete his MBA from the Harvard Business School and joined Booz Allen Hamilton directly after HBS. 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 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, which focused on driving enhanced competitiveness of small businesses in Harlem. He is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
In 2008, Mr. Van Lee received the Black Engineer of the Year Award, and Consulting magazine named him as one of the top 25 consultants in the world; he was recognized as one of the 2009 Washington Minority Business Leaders by the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Van Lee serves as Chairman of the board of the Washington Performing Arts and of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. He is a Trustee of the Studio Museum in Harlem and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. He is Vice Chair of the board of The Washington Ballet and Chairman Emeritus of the Evidence Dance Company. He was appointed by President Obama to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Former board roles include Chair of the Board of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Treasurer of the MAC AIDS Fund board, Trustee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chair of the Advisory Board of the USC School of Business, Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, and Chair of the board of the NY International Ballet Competition. He was formerly appointed by President Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.