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Lambrecht joins IVMF as executive assistant to the director
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) has announced the appointment of Margaret Lambrecht as executive assistant to the director. Lambrecht joined SU in 2004 and previously worked for the University in the Division of Advancement and External Affairs, holding various positions in corporate relations and international advancement.
In her position at the IVMF, Lambrecht serves as the organization’s first point of contact with internal and external stakeholders and visitors and is responsible for day-to-day administrative duties for the senior leadership team. In addition to preparing for VIP visits to campus, Lambrecht is charged with a variety of administrative duties, including scheduling, travel arrangements, itinerary preparation and maintaining files, records and databases. She also assists with institutional administrative and financial operations, assisting senior leadership as they establish processes to continue to professionalize the organization.
“We are excited to welcome Margaret to the IVMF team, as she has hit the ground running and has already made an impact on our operations,” says Dan Savage, IVMF chief of staff. “As we continue to grow the IVMF, increasing our ability to serve our nation’s veterans and military families, it is critical to bring on high-quality staff members like Margaret to manage our expansion effectively.”
Lambrecht previously served as administrative assistant for SU corporate relations, managing day-to-day operations of the department and the annual corporate matching gift fundraising mailing. Most recently, she was assistant to the director of international advancement and external affairs at SU, where she managed day-to-day administrative operations of the department. She provided significant staff support and coordination for the opening of the University’s office in Dubai, collaborating with Dubai business park developers, attorneys in the United Arab Emirates, senior SU administrators and SU Dubai staff to execute complex bureaucratic filings related to every aspect of doing business in a foreign country. In cooperation with SU’s Office of Admissions, Lambrecht supervised the first accepted student events in Dubai and Riyadh and served as a resource for international travel processes for University faculty and staff. In addition, she was a critical contributor in arranging the 2011 SU Trustee delegation visit to Istanbul and Dubai.
Prior to joining SU, Lambrecht was director of campaign and community relations for United Way for Cortland County, where she directed the largest fund raising campaign in the history of the organization. Prior to the United Way, she was employed by Alliance Bank for nine years, where she worked as an audit assistant for the audit department and branch operations supervisor for two retail branches, eventually managing the bank’s entire IRA portfolio.
Lambrecht is treasurer of the board of directors for Preble Children’s Center and serves as player agent and safety officer for the board of directors of Homer Little League.