Lily Qi is Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for economic and workforce development responsible for the County’s overall economic strategies, business climate issues, economic communication and strategic partnerships with key organizations and institutions. She has served County Executive Ike Leggett for eight years in various capacities and led strategic initiatives including privatizing economic development functions; establishing BioHealth Innovation, Inc. to advance research commercialization; developing global partnerships; improving nighttime economy; and, developing the Comprehensive Economic Strategy. Lily joined Montgomery County after serving as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for the Washington, DC Economic Partnership and spokesperson for the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking.
A native of Shanghai, China, Lily is also a writer, speaker and trainer on cultural competency and immigrant integration issues. She was featured in the Washington Business Journal, Bethesda Magazine, China Daily, and Asian Fortune for her professional accomplishments and community leadership, which includes serving as trustee of the Suburban Hospital of Johns Hopkins Medicine and board member of VisArts and immediate past chair of the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian American Affairs.