Janet Lees is the Director of Programs and Communications at SFMade. Janet has over 16 years experience in small business and economic development and special interest and a deep commitment to the artisan manufacturing sector. As Program Director at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, a position she held for over 10 years, Janet she was responsible for the oversight of all technical assistance programs including, Training, Incubation, and Access to Capital.  Janet was a founding member of the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance, a former steering committee member for the San Francisco Small Business Development Center, and nominated in 2009 for the Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Advocate of the Year Award.