Jason D. Lee has been named the new CEO of Detroit-based Focus: HOPE, a nonprofit that has developed numerous programs in efforts to overcome racism, poverty and injustice, including food, career training, and community development programs.
Previously, Lee was executive director of the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program for more than 10 years. The program is dedicated to increasing the STEM educational program capacity for metro Detroit, specifically for young people from historically underrepresented backgrounds. He also held engineering positions within Ford Motor Co.’s powertrain and product development organizations.
Lee has been awarded Michigan Chronicle’s Men of Excellence 2014. He has also completed the National Urban Fellows: America’s Leaders of Change and Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives Non-Profit Management programs.
Lee is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Michigan where he majored in mechanical and manufacturing engineering.