We could not reach this far without such a hero team. Dedicated, collaborative and professional workaholic people.
Founding Director & Chairman
Terry Cooke is a seasoned practitioner of Asian cross-border business and investment in clean energy and related high-tech fields. For the cleantech frontier in China, Terry brings broad context, unique insight, and an unparalleled range of contacts. Across the spectrum of technology innovation, Terry has decades of Asian in-country engagement at the ministerial level of government, with the private sector’s C-suite, and with the world’s premiere multi-stakeholder organization at Davos.
Director for Operations Strategy
William Young is a successful business leader who brings a broad range of experience in sales, information technology, business strategy, operations and entrepreneurship to guide the implementation of CPGP priorities and programs.
Senior Advisor, Urban Sustainability and Health
Joyce S. Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow has been an Architect Fellow at the National Leadership Academy for Public Health. In New York, Joyce served under Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg. She was the Chief Architect at the New York City OMB overseeing the survey of major city- owned buildings and waterfronts with the goals of enhancing long-term planning and identifying green design and development opportunities.
Strategic Consultant for Outbound Programs and Washington D.C. Representative
Weining is experienced in helping Fortune 500 corporations, including Wal-Mart, Citigroup and Zurich Insurance, with strategic business expansion in China. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin and was awarded the “MBA Excellence Award” from W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2015.
Ben Leffel, currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California (Irvine), is expert in U.S.-China sub-national relations and in networks of international environmental cooperation among Chinese cities. Ben serves concurrently as Director of Research for the Tai Initiative and worked previously as Research Consultant for the International City/County Management Association China Center.
Joy Zhong brings strong administrative skills and experience to support specific CPGP events and programs including: Building City/State/Federal Partnership in support of PHL-TEDA EcoPartnership program (Nov 7, 2014); Philadelphia Builds Two-Way Bridges program (Nov 7, 2014) in conjunction with The Philadelphia Orchestra; and CPGP Participation in SelectUSA Investment Summit 2015 in Washington DC (March 22-23, 2015).
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