Keith Lamirande is the associate director for administration and executive officer of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As the executive officer, he provides leadership and direction for a wide array of the Center’s administrative management activities, including financial management, general administration, information technology, management analysis and ethics.
Lamirande’s career at NIH spans more than 25 years, starting in the laboratory and progressing through a number of administrative disciplines. He began his NIH career in 1990 as a biologist with the Veterinary Resources Program of the NIH’s former National Center for Research Resources, working in veterinary pathology. Prior to joining NCATS, Lamirande spent 14 years at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, where he served in various roles, most notably as the executive officer and the deputy ethics counselor.
Lamirande earned his B.S. in biology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and his M.S. in business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.
Lamirande’s professional interests include organizational and leadership development, and workforce talent management and succession planning. A 1994 graduate of the NIH Management Intern program, Lamirande enjoys serving as a mentor and rotation supervisor for current Management Interns and Presidential Management Fellows. He has served two terms on the NIH Administrative Training Committee, which he chaired from 2014 to 2016.