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. He held more than 20 positions in the Fairfax County Government and spent more than 14 years of those as either acting or permanent County Executive. Mr. Lambert has been with the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation since the beginning. He was our first Executive Director and remains in that position.

Upon his retirement in 1990 from the position of County Executive of Fairfax County, Virginia, he founded J. Hamilton Lambert and Associates, which provides 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 hundreds of awards, including Washingtonian of the Year; a City and State Magazine “Country’s Top Two County Executives; 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

Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) is a leading non-profit that has, since 1991, been providing food assistance to the residents of Loudoun County and ensuring access to nutritious foods for families in need.


Fairfax County
Public Schools

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 in full-scale mock disasters.


Jeff Rivera

Claude Moore Scholar – Jeff Rivera is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Jeff majored in Radiation Sciences, concentrating within his major was Radiography, with a sub-specialization in Cardiac Catheterization for heart imaging.


Lexi Multi

Claude Moore Scholar – Lexi Multi 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.