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Lee Ann Evans

Director, Individual Membership and Head of Cuba Working Group, AS/COA

Lee Ann Evans is director of individual membership at AS/COA and head of the AS/COA Cuba Working Group. She draws on years of experience in the region, having most recently been vicepresident of Corporate Development for an energy infrastructure company, where she focused on market entry in the Caribbean, primarily Puerto Rico and Cuba. She served as the senior policy advisor for Engage Cuba, a national coalition dedicated to advancing U.S.-Cuba relations, and advised U.S. companies on investment opportunities, regulatory changes, and market entry strategies in Cuba. Prior to Engage Cuba, she was the Latin American political risk analyst for MUFG (Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ) in Washington, covering domestic politics, economics, and foreign policy in the region as part of the Bank’s risk management and global planning strategies. As a volunteer, she has worked with the DREAM Project and the Mariposa DR Foundation in the Dominican Republic and Kids In Need of Defense in New York and Washington, DC. Lee holds a BA in Spanish and anthropology from Cornell University and a Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University.