Jason D. Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Focus:HOPE

After a diverse engineering career at Ford Motor Company and twelve-year career with the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP), Mr. Lee accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer with Focus: HOPE Inc. Focus: HOPE is a $39M Detroit-based non-profit focused on three functional areas: Supplemental Food Programming forSeniors, Workforce Development & Education, and a neighborhood revitalization effort known as Hope Village Initiatives. Focus: HOPE provides services to over 45,000 families monthly in the Detroit area. This iconic organization has impacted the lives of countless individuals in the Detroit area.

Mr. Lee’s involvement in the community extends beyond his work as the DAPCEP Executive Director. Through his volunteer work with 100 Black Men of Greater Detroit and New Detroit – The Coalition, he works to serve the community and open the doors of opportunity for deserving youth. Mr. Lee has received numerous awards & recognitions including: Michigan Chronicle’s Men of Excellence 2014, Corp Magazine’s 2014 Diversity Business Leader Award and Oakland County’s Elite 40 Under 40.

A constant learner, Mr. Lee actively seeks programs that will enhance his business and leadership skills. In 2012, Mr. Lee successfully completed the National Urban Fellows: America’s Leaders of Change and Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives Non-Profit Management program.


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