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Jennifer W. Lee

Executive Director

Jennifer has over a decade of experience working in Greater China. Through senior positions at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington DC and Beijing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service across China, she has garnered broad experience in government affairs, trade policy, communications, CSR, and creating Public-Private Partnerships across many industry sectors. In over 7 years working in diplomatic capacities, Jennifer had key roles in 16+ senior level bilateral meetings including Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) negotiations.

While Senior Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Jennifer served as the chief China representative for the Office of Policy and International and advisor to the Assistant Secretary overseeing U.S.-China policy and cooperation in Clean Energy. She was the Chief architect overhauling U.S.-China Energy Policy Dialogue, creating a framework aligning government-to-government policy negotiations with private/3rd sector technical, and commercial cooperation with China. In this capacity, Jennifer served as key negotiator and liaison  with multiple Chinese ministries, across U.S. Government agencies, DOE Technical offices, private industry (including Energy Cooperation Program), and Lab/University stakeholders in establishing sector roadmaps. Jennifer was also primary China lead in coordinating between three consortia of U.S. and Chinese companies in the execution of the landmark $150m Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) launched by Presidents Obama and Hu.

Prior to DOE, Jennifer worked in various capacities in trade policy, trade advocacy/promotion, and marketing-communications for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service across the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China for six years.