Lauralyn Lee was named permanent Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer in January 2022, charged with guiding the Cathedral staff during a period of intense transition and reorganization as the Cathedral weathered the pandemic and opens its doors to the public.
Lee is no stranger to the Cathedral; she and her husband, Peter Lee, were married at the Cathedral, they baptized their children here, and their two daughters attend National Cathedral School. She previously served as a contractor for the dean to help shape the Cathedral’s 2019–2023 Strategic Plan.
Lee has spent the last several years working as a management consultant to large mission-driven institutions (churches, museums and universities). A lawyer by training, Lee worked for nearly two decades at Georgetown University, serving first in the Office of University Counsel and later as a senior administrator with responsibility for community engagement and master planning. The Arizona native attended college at Arizona State University and received a law degree from Duke University.