Lee Brenner is the market development & storytelling lead on the Technology & Corporate Responsibility team at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2014, he founded and ran HyperVocal, a digital media and news company, which included a stint as a fully-credentialed White House reporter. During this time, Lee also produced & co-hosted a daily SiriusXM political talk show, called “Politics Powered by Twitter.” He was also co-founder of FastFWD Group, a strategic, digital marketing firm, which helped companies and non-profits utilize technology & social media to enhance their outreach to underserved demographics.
Before this, Lee was the director of political and non-profit engagement at MySpace, where he executive produced the groundbreaking “Presidential Dialogues” in 2007 and 2008. Prior to MySpace, Lee was a senior producer at CNN, working with key anchors on newsmaker interviews, including many heads of state. He earned a Masters in International Affairs from the University of Hong Kong on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, and he completed his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Tufts University. Lee has served on the board of advisors of WhyTuesday?, a voting rights organization and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Pascaline, and their 1-year-old twins, Mael & Solène.