Dottie Li
Dottie Li is Managing Director of TransPacific Communications, based in Washington, D.C. She designs and provides media training and cross-cultural communication coaching.

Dottie is a sought-after keynote speaker and trainer at various federal agencies, corporations, conferences and universities. She has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on the importance of effective communication.

She was born and raised in China. She was a newspaper reporter before moving to the US in the late 1980s.  Her background here includes five years as a producer at C-SPAN, the national public affairs television network. She later became a corporate spokesperson for Inova Health Systems. She has also worked as a public relations executive and as a communications director for several large non-profit organizations. In the late 90s, she handled White House media advance assignments, traveling domestically and overseas for the president, the first lady and the vice president.

The National Journal called her one of “Washington’s Movers and Shakers” in 1996.

Her work was profiled in the ALIST Magazine: and other publications.

Dottie is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Asian-American Government Executives Network (AAGEN), and Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) among other organizations. She is appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley as a Commissioner on Maryland Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and a member of Governor’s Wellmobile Program Advisory Board. She serves on the board of director of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Foundation and Montgomery Community Media, Inc.

She is the recipient of the “Best Cross-Cultural Communicator of the Year” in 2013 by the Md. Washington Minority Companies Inc.

The Daily Record named her one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2015.


Dottie lectures at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School as an adjunct professor.

She is also the Voice and Voice Coach of Rosetta Stone’s Mandarin products.

Dottie is a graduate of Hefei University and University of Mobile.

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