After spending 20-plus post-MBA years in the private sector leading commercial teams, Lance moved to the social sector when he joined Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) in 2013. MLT is a social entrepreneurship organization that provides leadership skill development fellowships to nearly 700 high-achieving college and MBA students from underrepresented communities – African American, Latino, and Native American – to help them realize their full potential. Prior to joining MLT, Lance led commercial teams at media, tech, and professional services organizations including the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), United Communications Group, Roll Call, Cyveillance, and the Washington Post.
Lance currently serves on the board of ProInspire (Washington, D.C.), and previously held board positions on the Montgomery County Community Foundation (Maryland) and Bright Beginnings Daycare (Washington, D.C.). Lance has also served on multiple reunion and fundraising campaigns for his undergraduate and graduate schools, as well as the Alumni Council at Bates. Most recently, Lance was a member of his 25th GSB reunion campaign committee, which raised over $10.3 million from 168 classmates – 54% of the class.
Lance and his wife – fellow GSB classmate and graduate Tracey Griffin – have two children, the elder of which is a junior at Tufts University. Lance, Tracey, and their boys enjoy outdoor activities, especially in Montana, where they spend time in the spring, summer, and winter. Lance’s other interests include traveling, reading, bicycling, and public policy (25-plus years in Washington, D.C., will do that to you).