Lee Cannon is the manager of digital communications at TFAS, bringing experience in writing, communications, publicity and the publishing industry. Lee graduated with a degree in English and writing from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In between, she taught English conversation in Japan for four years. Now that she has friends as well as family abroad, Lee has been known to slip off to Asia when no one is looking.
In previous positions, Lee coordinated the publicity efforts of the Japan Information and Culture Center at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. and worked as a campaign associate for the Smithsonian Institution, helping the Freer and Sackler Galleries participate in the Institution-wide shift from the quiet phase to the public phase of a $1.5 billion campaign.
Prior to joining TFAS, Lee hung out her own shingle as an independent communications consultant – working with individuals, nonprofits, small businesses, local media outlets and corporations on their communications goals – before admitting to herself that she really likes having coworkers around and taking the shingle down again. She is now delighted to have such nice people to say “good morning” to every day.