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Debra Lee

Chief Executive Officer, BET

**Debra Lee** is the former CEO of Black Entertainment Television, and she is known as a disruptor and as a champion for change. Lee has been regarded as one of the country's top female executives and served on the corporate board of directors of global businesses including Marriott International, Revlon and Eastman Kodak Company. She has also been affiliated with several professional and civic organizations including the National Board of Directors for National Symphony Orchestra, the National Women's Law Center and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Lee was also named Trustee Emeritus at Brown University, her alma mater.