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Michelle Kydd Lee is the Chief Innovation Officer and member of the senior leadership team at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, and Beijing. In this role, she provides strategic leadership that builds upon the agency’s renowned culture of collaboration, excellence, and client service, and crafts state-of-the-art approaches to empower, develop, and inspire employees across the company. This includes creating growth opportunities for CAA’s people and culture, inside and outside the agency. In 1995, Kydd Lee founded the CAA Foundation, which uses the resources of the entertainment and sports communities to create positive social change. Kydd Lee, who directed the CAA Foundation until 2015, also personally serves as a consultant to clients, executives, and corporations on their philanthropic and pro-social initiatives. She has served on numerous charitable organization boards and currently sits on the Advisory board for MIT Media Lab and Communities In Schools of Los Angeles. Born, raised, and having received a public education in rural Maine, the married mother of two boys lives in Santa Monica Canyon. She is a member of the 2009 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.