Penny Lee
Penny Lee

Penny Lee, who headed the PA practice at Invariant, the DC-based strategic communications and government relations shop, has taken the helm of the Financial Technology Assn.

The FTA says it is committed to shaping the future of tech-centered financial services through a modern, consumer-centric regulatory framework.

Lee has more than 20 years of private and public experience gained as chief strategy officer at 1776, senior advisor/president at Venn Strategies, and senior advisor to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

FTA board member Bruce Johnson said Lee’s “demonstrated passion for promoting inclusive technological innovation and her deep experience building coalitions have uniquely positioned her to lead this association.”

Lee is the first CEO of FTA, an organization that includes members such as Afterpay, Betterment, Brex, Figure, Klarna, Plaid, Wise and Zest AI.