Eric Lee is President of Bennett Midland LLC, a management consulting company based in New York City. Mayors and government agencies, as well as the nation’s largest philanthropies, turn to Bennett Midland for support with strategy, operational improvements, and the development of state-of-the art information systems. For fifteen years, Eric has developed innovative solutions to address problems in criminal justice, urban planning, and community and economic development. He is a trusted advisor to elected officials, and senior government staff in New York and nationally. Eric served as a senior policy advisor for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, where he developed initiatives that strengthened New York’s public safety policies, contributing to a historic drop in crime. Prior to working in the Mayor’s Office, Eric was a founding director of the Center for Court Innovation, a public and private partnership that promotes new thinking about how courts and communities solve difficult problems like addiction, quality-of-life crime, domestic violence, and child neglect. Eric serves on the board of directors of the Citizens Union of the City of New York and is a member of the planning committee of the Municipal Art Society. Eric holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.