Debra L. Lee

President at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Debra L. Lee

Debra L. Lee

President at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Overview
Career Highlights

Viacom, Inc.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Black Entertainment Television LLC

RelSci Relationships

5835

Primary Location

Washington, DC, United States

Number of Boards

28

Birthday

08/08/1955 - Jackson, SC

Age

64

Number of Awards

7

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Marriott International, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Washington Gas Light Company, Inc.

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Co-Chairman-Governors Board at The Paley Center for Media

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President & Chief Executive Officer at AMC Networks, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at National Cable & Telecommunications Association

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Marriott International, Inc.

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Advisor at City Light Capital LLC

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Senior Advisor, State Government Relations at McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Discovery, Inc.

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at Viacom, Inc.

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Debra L. Lee
President at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Education
J.D.
Class of 1980

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

M.A. in Public Policy
Class of 1980

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

B.A. in Political Science with an Emphasis in Asian Politics
Class of 1976

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Attendee
Class of 1972
Memberships
Member
Current

Organized in 1986 as a non-profit, non-partisan corporation, the Economic Club was established in recognition of the unique and critical role that Washington plays in the national and world economies and because of the Washington metropolitan area's increasing economic diversity and importance as a center of business activity. One goal of the founders was to create a forum from which eminent global leaders from all different sectors of life could share their insights about major issues. Secondly, the founders wanted to build an organization that would generate and promote a greater sense of community among the area's top executives, regional and national government officials, and members of the diplomatic community. Since that time, the Economic Club of Washington has evolved into a vibrant mechanism for connecting prominent business leaders in the Washington, D.C., area. It also has become an influential forum for the exploration of national and global public policy issues, ably fulfilling the dual mission for which it was formed. Today, the Economic Club is the premier forum for leaders. The list of speakers who have addressed the Club includes a President of the United States, a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, heads of the Federal Reserve Board, every Secretary of the Treasury since 1986, other Cabinet members and government officials, and leaders of Fortune 100 corporations. The Economic Club hosts approximatelly 10 signature events a year, generally organized around a breakfast, lunch or dinner event. An average of 350 members and guests attend each meeting with attendance for some events surpassing 600. Economic Club members are Washington area company CEOs and CFOs, entrepreneurs, investment professionals, government affairs professionals, lawyers, accountants, and local government officials. Currently, the Club has more than 600 members.

Career History
President
Current

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a modern dance company based in New York, New York.

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Vice President & General Counsel
1995 - 2018

Viacom, Inc. is a global entertainment content company, which connects with audiences through compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications, games, brands for consumer products, social media and other entertainment content. It operates business through Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors, and retailers. The Media Networks segment delivers advertising and marketing services under advanced marketing solutions portfolio. The company was founded by Sumner M. Redstone on May 3, 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1986 - 2018

Black Entertainment Television, Inc. owns and operates a television (TV) station. The firm provides cable TV programs which include sitcoms, dramas, music, and news. It also offers digital channels. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1986 - 2011

BET Holdings, Inc. provides cable television programming services. It offers cable channel such as BET (Black Entertainment Television) and digital cable channels BET Gospel, BET Jazz and BET Hip-Hop. The firm's activities include span film production, book publishing, events and international operations. It was founded in 1979 by Robert L. Johnson and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2006 - ?

BET Digital Media Group provides media and entertainment services. It is a subsidiary of Black Entertainment Television, Inc. The company was founded on January 25, 1980 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Director
Prior

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Center) serves as both a presidential memorial and the nation's center for the performing arts.

Director
Prior

TO SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL AND PRESERVATION-RELATED CHARITABLE GOALS OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY.

Director
Prior

The Walter Kaitz Foundation stands at the center of the cable industry’s long-standing commitment to diversity as it seeks to advance the contributions of women and multi-ethnic professionals in cable. Through the funds we raise, the organizations we support, and the programs we produce, the Walter Kaitz Foundation serves as a catalyst for increasing diversity in cable in three areas – its workforce, its supplier base and its programming.

Board Member
Prior

The President's Management Advisory Board (PMAB) was formed to provide the President and agencies advice and recommendations on bringing insight from the private and non-profit sectors to Federal Government management and operations. Topics that the board will address include customer service, human capital, innovative technology, and procurement.The PMAB meets periodically to analyze key performance issues facing the Federal Government, drawing on leading practices from various sectors to promote innovative management solutions. The PMAB provides recommendations and strategic direction directly to the President and agencies for their input and review.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2014

The Advertising Council, Inc. promotes public service campaigns. It carries out pro bono ad campaigns on behalf of both government and private organizations. The company campaigns on children's issues, health, community, environment and family matters. The council relies on volunteer efforts from advertising firms. The Advertising Council was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$25K - $40K
2008

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 136,000 girls ages 6 - 18 annually across the United States and Canada.

$25K - $50K
2007

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and boldSM through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained, mentoring professionals in a positive all-girl environment equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves 136,000 girls ages 6 - 18 annually across the United States and Canada.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #84
2015
Billboard Magazine - Power 100
Rank #92
2014
Billboard Magazine - Power 100
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival engaged its participants in a variety of programs, tutorials, seminars and discussion events that together are guaranteed to charge the atmosphere with vibrant intellectual exchange.

Attendee
New York
2011 Alvin Ailey Opening Night Gala

Attendee
New York
2010 Alvin Ailey Opening Night Gala

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents -- as well as millions more through television broadcast.

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