Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Sara Lee is the Port of Oakland's chief financial officer. Ms. Lee has over 15 years of investment banking experience, largely in public sector finance. Prior to working for the Port of Oakland, Ms. Lee was vice president, Public Sector and Infrastructure Finance Group, Investment Banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in San Francisco, CA. She joined the firm in 1998.
Ms. Lee led the execution of transactions and was responsible for the quantitative analysis of more than $30 billion in municipal bond offerings, project financings and public-private partnerships. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Ms. Lee was with Paine Webber Incorporated (now UBS Investment Bank). She held the position of assistant vice president from 1997 to 1998, structuring municipal bond offerings for transportation and health care issuers in the U.S.
Ms. Lee received her master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.