About UsOur Team Elizabeth Yee

As the Chief of Staff, Liz is the President’s strategic partner and works with the entire senior leadership team to ensure advancement towards The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission, vision, and objectives.  Prior to her current role, Liz served as Managing Director, Climate and Resilience, and continues to oversee this portfolio.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2019, Ms. Yee spent five years as a Vice President at 100 Resilient Cities working with member cities on the implementation of their resilience initiatives.  She worked directly with cities to redesign budgets to support resilience project implementation, partnered with public and private sector entities to develop new financial products, and created a multi-industry Partner Network to support member cities’ resilience development and implementation efforts.

In addition, Ms. Yee spent more than 20 years in capital markets and public finance at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and Barclays. She has more than $30 billion of project finance experience, having developed, structured and executed transactions including the financing of energy distribution and generation assets, roads, water and sewer, solid waste facilities, not-for-profit hospitals, and has worked on innovative finance solutions including tax-equity flip structures, commodities and interest rate hedges, catastrophe bonds and pension financing solutions. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.


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