Lee is an award-winning professional who loves disruption, with deep expertise in economic and business development, international trade and investment, technology ecosystems, regional networks, organizational development and global affairs.
Her education and background in journalism, communications, economics (Ec.D/F), business and management have shaped multiple successes throughout a career of working with both private and public sector corporations and clients, including First Nations.
In various executive roles, she has facilitated hundreds of millions of new investment into projects across Western Canada, including as CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission where she led the City’s Olympic Business Programs through the 2010 Winter Olympic Games – which is still today the global best practice for business development in levering major international events.
Today Lee runs her own company, Globalnomics, a multidisciplinary corporation focusing on strategic and action planning, project management, research and analysis, and international investment and trade (including major business events). She speaks, coaches and consults regularly on transformative trends related to urban/regional growth management, technology and societal disruption, trends, economic development best practices and leadership.
A recognized community leader, Lee has a strong volunteer track record, having led or sat on multiple boards and professional organizations, including community foundations, national associations and private corporations. She is a Past-President of Rotary and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award for her service. Currently, she is a Director of the Canadian Blockchain Consortium and AceTECH, Chairs the ConvergX Global TechTransfer Group, and is incoming Chair for the American Chamber West (AMCHAM Canada).