Leadership - Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee is currently a Vice President and the Deputy General Counsel at Ameren Corporation leading the legal department of over 40 legal professionals in support of Ameren Corporation’s various power companies. Ameren is a fully rate-regulated investor owned electric and gas utility with over 3.4 million customers and 9,100 employees in Illinois and Missouri.   Stephen has over 25 years’ experience as a practicing attorney licensed in Illinois and Ohio.  Prior to joining Ameren in 2020, Stephen was a Managing Counsel at BP America Inc. for over 19 years leading the downstream legal team in the Americas.  With a global team of over 26 legal professionals in Chicago, Houston, Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Wayne, NJ, Stephen was accountable for the provision of legal services to various BP businesses including three refineries, various terminals, industrial plants, pipelines, logistics assets, 8000+ BP, ARCO and ampm branded service stations along with other fuel, petrochemical, Air BP and Castrol lubricant marketing interests and over 5000 employees.


Stephen graduated with a B.S. in Business Logistics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993 and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve Law School in 1996. Stephen also serves as an Executive Advisory Council member of Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Los Angeles and on the Board of Advisors at Penn State Law School.  

Our vision is to be instrumental in connecting Asian American businesses and organizations in the St. Louis region as well as positioning this region to be internationally competitive.