As Vice President of Creative and Storytelling for Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF), Lee Anderson is refocusing the Foundation’s communications initiatives in tandem with Dr. Carmen Rojas’ greater vision of philanthropy as a catalytic change mechanism. Philanthropy should empower local leaders to do the work necessary to dismantle the systems that have determined prejudiced outcomes for BIPOC and LGBTQ people with extreme bias, so they can share in the resources and benefits of society needed to thrive.” .
Lee oversees communications and leads a talented team of communicators at MCF. Lee has experience leading communications teams through electoral, and issue advocacy campaigns. Through hard-fought wins, and some hard-to-accept losses, Lee has built a reputation as a creative strategist, savvy communicator and deep relationship builder.
Lee began his career in communications as a digital strategist in 2010, working on local civic campaigns in Washington, DC. He went on to work in electoral politics and advocacy, including at CREDO Super PAC, where he served as the Florida Digital Director. From there, Lee briefly worked with an international team at the ONE campaign as the digital manager in the U.S. Lee then spent seven years at the AFL-CIO, where he served as the Senior Digital Strategist and directed digital campaigns on state and national levels. Prior to joining MCF, Lee was Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications at the Center for Popular Democracy / CPD Action.
Lee is also an adjunct digital trainer with Re:Purpose (formerly known as Wellstone), and has trained on digital strategies at the Midwest Academy, America Votes, Netroots Nation Conferences, labor unions conferences, and a host of local and community-based progressive organizations.
A DC transplant by way of Brooklyn, NY, Lee moved to the Washington, DC, area to attend school and ultimately decided to stay to be close to the seat of our democracy. Lee is an accomplished professional vocalist and music producer and completely addicted to TV shows about hoarders and superheroes.