J. Hamilton Lambert

J. Hamilton Lambert

Executive Director And Trustee


J. Hamilton Lambert was born and raised in the Virginia Piedmont Horse Country of Loudoun County, outside of Washington, DC. Mr. Lambert was educated in Virginia and began his government career in Fairfax County in 1959. Mr. Lambert held over twenty positions in the Fairfax County Government and spent over 14 years as either acting or permanent County Executive. He has been with the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation since the beginning as the first Executive Director.

Upon his retirement in 1990 from the position of County Executive of Fairfax County, Virginia, Mr. Lambert founded J. Hamilton Lambert and Associates, providing a range of customized management and consulting services to governments, businesses and individuals. The firm’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, management reviews, strategic planning, organizational development, acquisitions, conflict resolution, financial services, engineering, and real estate research and evaluation.

Mr. Lambert has received over 100 awards, including Washingtonian of the Year, being named one of the Country’s Top Two County Executives by City and State magazine, the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments’ Top Award, Citizen of the Year in both Loudoun and Fairfax, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from George Mason University.

Claude Moore Success Stories


Hunger Relief

Since 1991, Loudoun Hunger Relief has been a leading non-profit providing food assistance to the residents of Loudoun County, ensuring access to nutritious foods for families in need.


Fairfax County
Public Schools

The Fairfax County Public Schools Health and Medical Sciences and the Claude Moore Scholars in partnership with Inova Health System are preparing students by putting their medical skills to test by simulating full-scale mock disasters.


Jeff Rivera

Claude Moore Scholar – Jeff Rivera is a recent graduate at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, majoring in Radiation Sciences and graduating in May 2019. Jeff’s concentration within his major was Radiography, with a sub-specialization in Cardiac Catheterization for heart imaging.


Lexi Multi

Claude Moore Scholar – Lexi prepared for a healthcare career by majoring in Radiation Services at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a concentration in Radiography and a sub-specialization in Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning.