02 July 2018


We are pleased to announce that our long-standing board member, Elizabeth Haenle, has been named Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors.


Board Chair, George Lee said: “In recognition of the outstanding contributions she has made to the organization, I am pleased to announce that Elizabeth Haenle has been named Vice-Chair of the Board of the US-China Strong Foundation. Elizabeth is passionate about our mission, and is a wonderful ambassador for us in Beijing.”  Haenle described the work of the US-China Strong Foundation as “critically important to US-China relations”.  She added, “through the US-China Strong Foundation, American students have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of China through educational and cultural exchange programs. These students also gain a large network of like-minded peers they otherwise may not have access to.”  Haenle added, “The future of US-China relations will be in the hands of these students, and I am delighted to be a part of this important educational platform supported by both the United States and China.”


Elizabeth Haenle is co-founder and president of  SAGE Worldwide an event and speaker consulting company based in Beijing, China. She is also a founding principal at Park Bridge Partners, a boutique investment and strategic advisory firm focused on serving companies that aim to meet the consumer demands of China.

Haenle also serves as a director for Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), a non-profit organization which provides American high school students the opportunity to study in China. Prior to starting two companies in China, Ms. Haenle worked at the White House as the Social Secretary and Residence Manager to the Vice President of the United States. Her main responsibilities included planning events globally for the U.S. President and Vice President. As Residence Manager, Ms. Haenle was responsible for the management of the official residence of the Vice President. Earlier in her career, Ms. Haenle served as an aide to former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Barbara Hackman Franklin, with a focus on U.S.-China trade relations. She is also a committee member of the Royal Asiatic Society Beijing Society, whose mission is to bring China and the world together and a senior advisor to The Shelburne Group.