At General Mills, Lee leads company response to emerging reputational and regulatory issues, executes engagement with stakeholders, and advocates the company’s interests during the formation of public policy. He leads all U.S. state government relations for the company and supports employees through civic engagement opportunities.
Lee is a company leader in sustainability, food security and rescue, and packaging public policy. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of AMERIPEN – the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, as well as a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association Sustainability Committee. He is a founding member of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Hunger Partnership, which works to connect state legislative leaders, staff and the private sector from across the country to share best practices and public policy innovations to address hunger at the state level. Lee also serves as the company representative on the Food Waste Reduction Alliance, a cross-industry initiative that connects food manufacturers, retails and the restaurant and foodservice sector to share best practices and drive more food rescue to those in need. He served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Multi-Stakeholder Packaging Dialogue, a collaborative forum to foster discussion among governments, industry and other stakeholders to find ways to reduce packaging waste, increase recycling, and reduce the overall impact of packaging on the environment.
An attorney with over 20 years of government relations experience, Lee is active in policy work, volunteering with multiple organizations to advance public policy solutions, including AMERIPEN, Citizens League, Project 515 and the Food Industry Association Executives.