Amy Lee is a FloridaMakes Business Advisor based at the Science Center in the Tampa Bay area. She has over 15 years of leadership experience in strategic plan development, general management, business turnaround, product development, marketing, customer service, application engineering, and sustainability. Amy has worked for manufacturing firms of all sizes: Fortune 5, mid-sized, and emerging technology start-ups. Industries include building technologies and materials, green tech, medical, biotech, and industrial automation.
Previously, Amy was Corporate Venturing Manager with a Global 100 manufacturer. In this role, she scouted start-up technologies to create partnerships for testing, scale-up, and launch to help the firms grow. Amy evaluated and advised them on all aspects of technical, financial, and commercial feasibility. As Global Business Manager at GE, Amy grew revenues by double digits and completed Six Sigma Green Belt training and Black Belt projects, realizing $MM cost savings. She has completed lean enterprise training, kaizen events, ISO certifications, and business continuity operations plans.
Amy holds an MBA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida, and studied Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. She holds an EIT/FE engineering certification, is an ASTM Committee Member, and won numerous awards. As founding member and Chairperson, she led the company’s Sustainability Committee to focus on the triple bottom line, greening products and operations. Amy was elected Steering Committee Co-Chair of the Women's Network in alignment with business strategy.