Institutional capacity building
Leadership succession planning
Organization & program assessment
Strategic Management & planning
Since joining ACG in 2009, Rebekah Lambert has proven herself to be a thoughtful, creative, and flexible partner with scores of clients across North America. Leading the firm’s Planning and Organizational Development area, she facilitates strategic planning, organizational assessments, and community engagement processes where ACG’s clients create and take ownership of useful and actionable plans that evolve from in-depth stakeholder dialogue about their organization, role, impact, and future in their communities. Ms. Lambert is also embedded in ACG’s Executive Search practice, where she frequently supports clients through critical leadership transitions, ensuring the integrity of a thorough, equitable, and inclusive process.
A certified Strategic Management Professional, Ms. Lambert is engaged in numerous governance and board development projects and has authored several Arts Insights articles on these topics. She enriches this expertise with volunteer service as the former Board President of ShelterCare, an Oregon-based housing and human services organization.
“At the core of our work, we look for alignment— between an organization, its mission, vision and values, its future goals and capacity, and the needs and interests of its stakeholders and community.”
“The wisdom to resolve problems exists to be discovered within each organization. This great capacity is best described in these words from Lao Tzu: ‘Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. With the best of leaders, when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.’”
Ms. Lambert served as Executive Director of the Eugene Symphony from 1996 to 2003. During that time, she also served on the board of directors of the League of American Orchestras and as faculty of its Orchestra Leadership Academy. Previously, she held positions with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (formerly the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra) and Symphony of Southeast Texas. She completed the prestigious League of American Orchestra’s Orchestra Management Fellowship after early career positions at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Young Musicians Foundation. Prior to joining ACG, Ms. Lambert worked in executive leadership for a large human services agency in Oregon. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Albania from 2003 to 2005, where she engaged in capacity-building efforts with municipalities and nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Lambert holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, master of business administration from the Yale School of Organization and Management, and a strategic management certificate from The George Washington University and Strategy Management Group.
Ms. Lambert’s ACG clients include:
Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Bravo Greater Des Moines
Chicago Opera Theater
City of Hillsboro
The Drama League
East West Players
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
High Desert Museum
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Mount Royal University
Oregon Community Foundation
Pilchuck Glass School
Portland Baroque Orchestra
Yakima Valley Museum
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