Washington, D.C. — Emily R. Gee will serve as the Center for American Progress’ senior vice president for Inclusive Growth. In this new role for the organization, she will guide CAP’s work on building an economy for all and strengthening health, ensuring that CAP is doing all it can to maximize the impact and success of transformational investments resulting from major economic legislation of the past two years. In leading the Inclusive Growth department, she will be drawing upon the expertise in CAP’s economic, health, and Women’s Initiative programs. Previously, Gee served as vice president for Health Policy, leading the organization’s efforts across health care and public health.
Prior to joining CAP, Gee was an economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She also served as an economist on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama White House. Gee holds a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University and an A.B. in government from Harvard College. She is originally from Washington state.
“Emily has a tremendous intellect and deep knowledge of how to get things done both in Washington and around the country, ” said Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO for CAP. “We are exceptionally fortunate that Emily will be at the helm for CAP in maximizing the historic investments that have the potential to build and strengthen an economy that works for all. We already rely upon her deep policy knowledge and quick analysis, and couldn’t be more excited that she will be leading the Inclusive Growth department.”
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