Irene Ripley Lyell

Human Resources Director

Irene brings extensive experience in operations, human resources, and project management to Subject Matter. 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. She has also held stints in policy and communications at an education advocacy group, and project management at a healthcare trade association. Irene’s experiences working within the fast-paced world of professional services have played a large influence 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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