Talented People Who Deliver

Our Leadership Team

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Laurie Axelrod

Founder and CEO

Laurie Axelrod - Click for bio
What I love about our work
Seeing the long-term impact of our advice and hard work. Building trust with clients and creating career-long clients. Helping groups achieve more together.

What I love about our team
The team is our greatest accomplishment. People tell me all the time how extraordinary they are, but I already know that. Talented, focused, experienced, no-drama, get-the-job-done people.

Fun fact about yourself
Beach or Lake? I’m a lake person and spend almost every summer weekend at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. It reminds me of growing up in Maine.

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Beth McDonald

Founder and President

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What I love about our work
I love when I see a change that a client has been leading with our support, finally take hold in the organization with positive results.

What I love about our team
I love that we blend-in to our client teams, seamlessly work with all parties involved, and simply-put, are pleasant to be around.

Fun fact about yourself
In high school was in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest Twister game (record has since been beat!)

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What I love about our work
Over the course of my last 11 years at Wheelhouse Group it has not only been rewarding to guide and support clients through large transformations, but to help evolve and equip their organizations to better meet the challenges ahead.

What I love about our team
It’s an absolute joy to work with smart people who get the job done and have fun.

Fun fact about yourself
I took the opportunity to work from my Airstream for 4 months while exploring the country

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What I love about our work
I come to work each day motivated to make an impact. I love working at Wheelhouse because we see tangible results month after month making the government more effective, efficient and transparent in service of the American public.

What I love about our team
I enjoy working with a group of people who are experts in their fields and have honed their skills working with top leaders. I learn something new almost every day.

Fun fact about yourself
I once spent a year backpacking across Asia and volunteering with girls in India.

Our Practice Leads

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What I love about our work
I love that every day brings a different challenge. Clients bring us some of their toughest problems and we have the privilege of helping solve them.

What I love about our team
I love so many things about our team. Everyone is so smart, professional, and helpful. Together, we're dedicated to doing great work with great clients and having a little fun along the way.

Fun fact about yourself
I was born above the Arctic Circle in Alaska on Christmas Eve. Soon after, we followed my parents jobs in public health to Nevada, Arizona, and then Maryland. Getting back to that remote village someday with my husband and three children is on the bucket list.

Lee Frothingham photograph
What I love about our work
No two days are the same! It’s a great feeling to help our clients solve a variety of challenges – big and small – while fostering a strong, trusting relationships with them.

What I love about our team
We are all focused on one thing: making our clients look good to their leadership team, peers, co-workers and customers – and not taking the credit. We respect each other, have each others’ backs and don’t take ourselves too seriously.

Fun fact about yourself
I’m an avid reader and challenge myself each year to read 50 books. Last year, I almost made it…and I am determined to meet my goal in 2019!

Milena Yang photograph
What I love about our work
Every day is a different challenge. We work with some awesome, talented, funny, dedicated staff.

What I love about our team
Our team is a collaborative group of professionals that bring a wealth of experience that they are not afraid to share. We all support each other and work together to offer creative feedback to better support our clients.

Fun fact about yourself
I’m a (volunteer) recipe tester for America’s Test Kitchen, the publisher of Cook’s Illustrated Magazine and cookbooks.

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Michele Capozzi

Senior Director, Marketing and Operations

Michele Capozzi - Click for bio
What I love about our work
When we get feedback from a client that our consultants truly made a difference to them personally as leaders, to their teams and within their organization.

What I love about our team
This team is very generous—with their time, with encouragement and with ideas. We roll up our sleeves and support one another. Our people work so well together and that attitude carries over to our clients.

Fun fact about yourself
I ride a motorcycle and love long-distance touring, logging 85,000 miles so far across U.S. and Canada.