Prior to joining 100 Resilient Cities, Liz Yee spent 14 years as a public finance banker at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers and Barclays in San Francisco and New York working with domestic cities, municipal and state agencies and 501(c)3s to develop and execute financing strategies to fund their infrastructure needs. Her transaction experience includes the financing of roads, water and sewer, solid waste, not-for-profit hospitals, 501c3s, and innovative pension financing solutions.
Most recently, she served as a Director in Barclays’ Public Finance, Public Power and Utilities group where she was directly responsible for developing the practice, sourcing and executing over $5 billion of senior managed transactions. Under her leadership, her team received the Bond Buyer “Deal of the Year” award in 2010, for their work in developing a unique, tax-exempt prepayment financing structure for the Southern California Public Power Authority. She also helped facilitate the structuring and execution of the $11 billion State of California 2006 Economic Recovery Bond financing, the largest tax-exempt transaction at the time, and the $300 million California Earthquake Authority financing to help capitalize the Authority’s ability to provide earthquake insurance to Californians.
Liz received a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations and German from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board member of the New York Foundation for the Arts.