Irene Ripley Lyell

Human Resources Director

As head of the human resources team, Irene oversees all HR programs and projects to support Subject Matter’s award-winning work in delivering top results for clients. Prior to joining Subject Matter, Irene worked at a D.C.-based political and public affairs consulting firm. She oversaw the production team for a number of election cycles, including numerous U.S. Senate and House races across the nation and a presidential campaign, before shifting her career to HR. Irene’s experiences working within the fast-paced world of professional services have played a large role in the development of her HR philosophy today. She works to cultivate a culture where team members are supported and excited to come to work every day.

  • Proud University of Michigan alumna- Go Blue!
  • Avid (albeit slow) distance runner.
  • Cheeseburger connoisseur.
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