Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee (Seneca) is the Director of Research and Policy Analysis for Aetna, Inc. From 1998 to 2004, he was Executive Director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Lee founded Honoring Nations, an annual awards program administered by the Harvard Project that identifies, celebrates and shares outstanding examples of tribal governance.

Prior to his appointment at Harvard in 1998, Mr. Lee worked in the Governance and Civil Society unit of the Ford Foundation's Peace and Social Justice Program. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Smithsonian's Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, the board of directors (vice chairman) of Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., the executive committee of the Harvard University Native American Program's faculty-advisory board, the advisory committee for YouthBuild USA's Tribal Initiative, and the tribal policy board for the Institute for Tribal Government at Portland State University. He is also a trustee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and serves on its finance and investment committees.

Mr. Lee was born and raised in Connecticut; his extended family resides on the Seneca Nation's Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in western New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and a master degree in public policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Christian A. Johnson Native American fellow and a Woodrow Wilson fellow in public policy and international affairs.