Sarah Lee manages a national program that helps small- and medium-sized manufacturers find and secure the resources they need to be more competitive and productive. Before joining the WA State Dept. of Commerce, she worked for the Puget Sound Regional Council, and previously served as press secretary to a U.S. Congressman, director of public affairs at EPA Region 10, deputy executive director of a housing authority, and as senior vice president of an international multimedia firm. She holds a BA in Journalism from Western Washington University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the University of Washington, and several executive certificates from Harvard Business School. She goes sailing whenever she has time.