Dottie Li, Founder and CEO of TransPacific Communications, has extensive global expertise in cross-cultural communication and DEIA. Her path has taken her from China to the corridors of government, association and corporate power in Washington, D.C.
She moved from broadcast and print journalism to work as a corporate spokesperson and public relations executive. Then to the White House, handling media advance assignments around the country and the world for presidential trips. After her White House service, she served as a communications chief for several large national and international nonprofit organizations.
An important part of her mission with Transpacific Communications is helping to break down cultural barriers in the workplace, ensuring that talented individuals fulfill their promise. This simultaneously assists these government and private organizations to fulfill their mission by improving employee performance.
Sharing her expertise in cross-cultural communications, Dottie Li is active in the community, serving as a Commissioner on the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and as a Board Member of the Governor’s Wellmobile Program Advisory Board in Maryland.
Dottie Li was recognized as one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” in 2022, 2020 and 2015 for her “professional accomplishment, community leadership and mentoring” by The Daily Record. She was inducted into the prestigious Circle of Excellence as a 3-time winner. She was named a Mandarin Leader in America in 2018. She was awarded an “Outstanding Chinese American” by the Alliance Cultural Media, Inc. in 2016. She is the recipient of the “Best Cross Cultural Communicator of the Year” in 2013 by the and Washington Maryland Minority Companies Association.
She also testified in the House Small Business Committee as an 8(a) business owner. In addition, Dottie’s voice can be heard by millions as the Voice (and Voice Coach) of Rosetta Stone’s Mandarin products. She is a certified China business cultural awareness consultant and an in demand keynote speaker.
Dottie’s work has been profiled in several media outlets, including NPR, China Daily, Alist Magazine, MCM, The Daily Record, etc.
In addition to her devotion to cross-cultural communications, Dottie is an avid fitness enthusiast and has run 5Ks on several continents. She is a graduate of University of Mobile in Alabama and Hefei College in her native China.