Amy Lee is a veteran in the world of government and politics, with more than 20 years of experience under her belt. Her exemplary experience includes positions like Senior Fiscal and Legislative Advisor in San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown’s administration, where she oversaw the budgets for the City’s largest departments – Public Health, Human Services, Recreation & Parks– and helped with policy issues on homelessness, labor relations and economic development. She was also Director of the San Francisco Building Department and Deputy Executive Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, where she helped manage its successful transition to a successor agency, as all California redevelopment agencies were phased out. Such experience has afforded Amy extensive relationships with people at all levels of city government, including elected officials, key decision-makers, administrative staff, project and clerical staff, and a multitude of community groups in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Working as a consultant for the last couple of years, Amy has expertly managed complex real-estate projects and initiatives through a myriad of governmental processes and city bureaucracy.
Founding 3S LLC in early 2016, clients already include the Bayview Hunters-Point Shipyard (a FivePoint property), The California Academy of Sciences, and the San Francisco Unified School District, to name a few. Her companies’ quick success has come from her strategic abilities and full understanding of the complexities of urban development contracts.
Kate McGee’s keen understanding of the city’s complex planning policies and permitting processes comes from her 13 years of experience at the San Francisco Planning Department in both the current planning and long range policy divisions. While in the Planning Department, Kate’s work included reviewing building permits and land use entitlement applications, presenting applications before the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors, neighborhood groups and local community groups. Kate also developed policy, legislation, programs and extensively worked on zoning, planning code controls and regulations, while at the Planning department. Most notably, Kate worked on the entitlement of Executive Park which includes 1500 housing units, the Northeast Embarcadero Study, the Balboa Park Station Area Plan, infrastructure planning for the SF Giants Mission Rock project, the Central SoMa Plan, the 2003 Residential Design Guidelines, and numerous residential and commercial projects.
As an active member of the community, Kate has also served on several advisory committees including the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition’s Regulatory Committee, the District 3 Housing Advisory Committee, and the Port of San Francisco’s Technical Advisory Committee. She is also a member of SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research) and the Urban Land Institute.
Before joining 3S LLC as a Partner, Kate was with a prominent San Francisco law firm; where she worked with developers, brokers and attorneys on project entitlements for large-scale projects in the city’s downtown area.
Andrea Baker has significant experience in engaging community stakeholders, facilitating planning discussions and developing strategies for building vibrant commercial corridors in emerging neighborhoods. She previously worked as a Project Manager for Mayor Ed Lee’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD), as well as for the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.
She is particularly adept at identifying innovative concepts and operators within diverse business communities to develop ground floor commercial spaces in emerging neighborhoods. It is because of her consistent hard work that she was named the winner of the Entrepreneurship award in 2016, presented by the National Coalition for 100 Black Women on its 10th Annual Golden Girls "Bridging the Generations" event in San Francisco. She innately understands how small businesses operate and run, and has used her experience and knowledge to manage and operate companies like Baker Foods, La Fête Catering, Made in California Shops and Gift Baskets, and Geva’s Caribbean Cuisine. She was the general manager of the Bread Workshop in Berkeley and the Director of Millberry Food Services at UCSF. She has also served on several boards including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Berkeley Arts Center, and Women’s Alliance.
Andrea brings her excellent community engagement talents and small business solutions to 3S.
Michie Wong retired from her role as the San Francisco Fire Marshall, with over 17 years in the fire and life-safety sector in 2015.
Because of her skills in code interpretation, Michie was recruited by the Fire Marshall to become the Lieutenant of Special Projects during the beginning stages of three of the biggest transportation projects the city has seen in recent history: the Transbay Transit Center, Central Subway and Presidio Parkway. Michie’s ability to work on projects with multiple stakeholders and the federal government, led to her eventual appointment by Mayor Ed Lee to Fire Marshall-Assistant Deputy Chief, Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation.
As Fire Marshall-Assistant Deputy Chief, Michie saw the City suffer from fire related fatalities in underserved neighborhoods, and the budding redevelopment of these areas into new neighborhoods. Her awareness of these challenges gave her a unique perspective when collaborating with developers, city supervisors, special interest groups, and public agencies. She spearheaded a working group, which included the Red Cross, Single Room Occupancy advocates, Housing Inspection and the Fire Department, to provide and install smoke alarms in impoverished neighborhoods.
Now with 3S, Michie brings her talents in code interpretation, the life & safety sector, extensive city relationships and community engagement abilities to the company.
Susanne Ice was a flourishing small business owner in Malibu, with over 30 years of customer service experience, prior to moving to San Francisco with her family. She worked with the County of Los Angeles' Permitting Department and the Malibu Planning Department to successfully build and operate a wellness facility that is still successfully operating today. Susanne also served as a project manager for tic/condo conversions and residential construction projects.
After moving to San Francisco, she applied her entrepreneurial skills towards community building within her church, her children's school and her neighborhood. Susanne also worked as a teacher’s aide for children who are deaf, hard of hearing and language delayed at the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California.
It is her keen interest and compassion for people that makes her seek ways to enrich the environment she lives in. This unique skillset also allowing her to see how people, their projects, and future overlap and interconnect with the community at large.
Susanne brings her experience in planning & permitting, customer service skills and the joy of bringing people together to 3S.