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Melissa Lee (Mayoral Appointee)

Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee, CTP is the Senior Vice President of Capital and Investments at The Menkiti Group where she is responsible for the capital, investment, and fund management activities of the organization. Lee brings over two decades of finance experience with expertise in investment management and treasury management across multiple industries. Lee has delivered a range of finance activities at organizations that include Amtrak, Pepco Holdings, Inc., and Chevy Chase Bank (acquired by Capital One in 2009).

Previously, Lee oversaw a $2+ billion real estate portfolio at the Maryland State Retirement & Pension System with the responsibility for advancing the asset class strategy through the deployment of capital into domestic and global private real estate funds.

Formerly, Lee served as the Director of Treasury Operations at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), where she executed the organization’s cash, debt, and investment strategy. In addition, she served as a Trustee on several of WMATA’s Retirement Plans.

Most recently, Lee served as the Founder and Managing Principal of Lee Squared Consulting Group, LLC where she developed financial strategies for community development organizations, including advisory and compliance activities for the affordable housing portfolio and Community Development Block Grants.

Lee holds an MBA from George Washington University, a BBA in Finance from the University of the District of Columbia, and the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation from the Association for Financial Professionals.

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