Melissa Jezior

Melissa Jezior

President & CEO
College of William and Mary

Something about me people might not know

I’m actually quite shy.

A life change that seemed risky at the time, but turned out positive

Once my husband and I moved across the country to Seattle not knowing a soul. It was a wonderful experience. We met lots of fantastic people, learned to snowboard, camped and hiked on the weekends, lived downtown, and saw a lot of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

One word my colleagues would use to describe me

Energetic.

What “breaking away from the expected” means to me

Delightfully surprising our clients.

My most significant role model

My father. He is not only an amazing person—kind, happy, and gentle—but also an incredibly smart and savvy business person. I feel so grateful to work so closely with him, and learn from him every day.

Eagle Hill blog posts from Melissa

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Government transitions are a lot like jazz: Best when you improvise together

By Melissa Jezior

To lead their workforce through a successful government transition plan, new federal leaders should emphasize everyone improvising together.

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2020 Year in Review: Keep our lessons close as we listen more in 2021

By Melissa Jezior

As 2020 comes to a close, we reflect on lessons learned that defined the year and share how listening more can steer us toward a stronger future.

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The missing link in technology: Employee engagement

By Melissa Jezior

We know that technology advancements can be a game changer in terms of strengthening an organization’s capabilities, improving the customer experience, or leapfrogging the competition. So it makes sense that corporate leaders are investing heavily in new technologies such as automation.

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Why federal leaders need to be champions of consistency

By Melissa Jezior

As we take our first tentative steps into a new work reality, federal agencies still must fulfill their missions as the workforce navigates change and uncertainty. Read more about how federal leaders can champion consistency in the workforce.

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Let’s do better

By Melissa Jezior

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others are a painful reminder that change is needed now. What can we all do today to make a difference for our broader community and nation? Here’s a start.

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Extreme teleworking can connect us to colleagues in unexpected ways

By Melissa Jezior

Losing our in-person interactions isn’t easy, including with coworkers. But extreme teleworking is an opportunity to develop a new appreciation for our colleagues’ humanity and forge even stronger connections.

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