Meridian International Center Announces New Executive Vice President Lee Satterfield

April 21, 2015
For Immediate Release

Contact: Monique McSween | (202) 939-5882 |


Washington DC: Meridian International Center is pleased to welcome Lee Satterfield to its leadership team. Ms. Satterfield joined the team as Executive Vice President on April 1, 2015, and brings more than 2 decades of leadership experience in the public, political, and private sectors.

In her role as Meridian’s Executive Vice President, Ms. Satterfield will serve as Deputy to Meridian’s President and CEO in all leadership and management functions of the organization, and will focus on maximizing organizational effectiveness and efficiency. She will also serve as principal liaison to the diplomatic corps, private sector, and governments around the world including outreach and decision making on strategy and priorities.

Ms. Satterfield has an accomplished career in public diplomacy and held many senior positions in the U.S. government including the State Department and White House. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, she was responsible for professional and cultural exchanges. Ms. Satterfield also served as Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States where she managed programs with the diplomatic corps on behalf of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton. At the White House, she was Special Assistant to the President and Staff Director of the Office of Public Liaison during the Clinton Administration. She possesses strong management skills having served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor. Since leaving the State Department in 2014, Ms. Satterfield worked in the private sector as a consultant to several multinational clients for strategic planning and organization structure.

In welcoming Ms. Satterfield, Meridian’s President Ambassador Stuart Holliday stated: "Meridian is fortunate to have Lee on our leadership team. She brings unique expertise in professional and cultural exchanges and vast experience in forging relationships with the diplomatic corps and the corporate sector. These attributes will strengthen Meridian’s position as a premier global leadership organization."

For Ms. Satterfield’s full bio, please click here.

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About Meridian International Center
Meridian International Center is a premier nonprofit, global leadership organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Building on more than 55 years of experience, Meridian prepares U.S. and international leaders to meet global challenges and opportunities. Meridian’s suite of programs delivers the approach and environment for leaders to understand global issues and cultures, exchange ideas, collaborate on solutions, and build valuable relationships.

Meridian’s mission is to create innovative exchange, educational, cultural, and policy programs that advance three goals:

  • Strengthen U.S. engagement with the world through the power of exchange
  • Prepare public and private sector leaders for a complex global future
  • Provide a neutral forum for international collaboration across sectors

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