Marisa Renee Lee is a cross-sector leader dedicated to engaging the private sector to help solve public problems. In 2017 Lee launched a private social impact firm to enable her to work with a variety of institutions on organizational design and development, public-private partnership strategies, change management, and stakeholder engagement.  Lee most recently served as the Managing Director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), a nonprofit born out of President Obama's call to action to address the barriers to success that boys and young men of color (BYMOC) disproportionately face along the life path. Through her work with MBK Alliance, Lee leads a collaborative, cross-sectoral movement that unites business, philanthropy, nonprofit, and community leaders, to increase pathways of opportunity for BYMOC. In 2007, while working at Brown Brothers Harriman, Marisa founded The Pink Agenda, a breast cancer non-profit, in honor of her mother Lisa. Almost a decade later, The Pink Agenda is now a national organization of young professionals committed to raising money for breast cancer research and direct care service programs in partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In 2010, Lee joined the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as an appointee in the Obama Administration.  During that time, she was able to begin to combine her passion for service with her finance and small business background. At SBA, Marisa focused on entrepreneurship and access to capital in underserved communities. In 2013, Marisa accepted a position with the White House Domestic Policy Council as a Senior Policy Advisor for Urban Affairs and Economic Mobility. Marisa directed all engagement efforts for the President’s Ladders of Opportunity and Promise Zones initiatives. Marisa later served as Deputy Director of Private Sector Engagement at the White House where she oversaw public-private partnerships and relationships with the business community on behalf of the White House.

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