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Lee Kempler '91

Johns Hopkins SAIS Board of Advisors, Chair (2020-2023)

Lee Kempler is the Chief Operating Officer of Assured Investment Management. He joined Assured IM’s predecessor firm, BlueMountain Capital, in 2017 from BlackRock, where he was a Managing Director and the founding Executive Director of the BlackRock Investment Institute. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Lee was a Partner at McKinsey & Company in New York. He joined McKinsey in 1986 and spent many years serving clients in the financial institutions arena on strategy, organization, and operations issues; he also served some of New York’s most important non-profit and public sector enterprises on leadership issues, including the New York Public Library and the NYPD. In addition to New York, Lee worked in McKinsey’s London and Johannesburg offices. In 2003, Lee was appointed McKinsey's Director of Knowledge, with responsibility for the people, processes, and technologies McKinsey uses to codify and disseminate what is arguably the largest collection of applied business knowledge in the world.

Lee is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He earned BA and BS degrees in 1986 and an MBA degree in 1990, all from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned an MA degree from SAIS in 1991.