John Lee specializes in guiding corporations, trade associations, industry coalitions and nonprofit organizations through the legislative and regulatory aspects of government advocacy campaigns. Through targeted outreach efforts, John generates strategies to accomplish client goals in the legislative and executive branches. John has experience in organizing fly-ins, drafting materials to share on Capitol Hill, and developing messaging to best reach intended audiences.
John also has particular knowledge of appropriations and budget processes, assisting clients in sectors including energy and environmental, product safety, health care and defense. In this effort, John coordinates research efforts conducted by the Policy Resolution Group (PRG), presenting clients with a detailed analysis of current law and the legislative climate. By tracking legislative and regulatory action, he is able to inform businesses and other stakeholders on the possible impacts of changes in federal and local policies.
Previously, John spent summers on Capitol Hill with both Congressional and Committee offices. While at Colgate University, John was selected as a senior fellow at the Office of Admission, and after serving as a senator in the Student Government Association for three years he was elected vice president of the student body.
Certification, Core Program: Credential of Readiness in Business Fundamentals, Harvard Business School/HBX, 2016
B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Colgate University, magna cum laude, 2015
Known For: A key member of PRG’s advocacy team tracking legislative and regulatory issues for clients, and assisting with targeted outreach efforts.
Interesting Career Note: John spent a semester abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, where in addition to taking French language classes he was a Strategic Communications Intern at Interpeace, a United Nations subsidiary that focuses on building intergroup dialogue practices in post-conflict nations.
Fast Fact: John volunteers as a crisis counselor at the Trevor Project, a leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ youth in a safe and anonymous setting.