Meet the Founder and CEO of TransPacific Communications, Dottie Li.

Dottie Li, founder and CEO of TransPacific Communications, has extensive global expertise in public relations and training. Her path has taken her from her hometown in China to the corridors of government, association and corporate power in Washington, D.C. She started out in broadcast and print journalism and them moved on to work as a corporate spokesperson and public relations executive. Dottie then went on to work at the most famous house in the country, the White House. There, she handled media advance assignments around the country and the world for presidential trips. After her stint at the White House, Dottie worked as a communications chief for several large nonprofit associations.


Sharing her expertise in Cross‑Cultural Communications, Dottie is active in the community.

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    Commissioner on the Maryland Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

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    Board member of Montgomery Commununity Media, Inc.

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    Member of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

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    Member of the Asian‑American Government Executives Network (AAGEN)

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    Member of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC)



In addition to her work in Cross Cultural Communications, Dottie Li is an avid fitness enthusiast and coach, adding to her long list of professional achievements.


Maryland's Top 100 Women

Recognized for her professional accomplishment, community leadership and mentoring by The Daily Record.


Best Cross‑Cultural Communicator of the Year

Awarded by the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association.


One of Washington’s Movers and Shakers

Named by The National Journal.


Outstanding Chinese American

Named by the Alliance Cultural Media, Inc.

Dottie's work has been profiled in several publications, including the China Daily and the ALIST Magazine.

In addition to her work with TransPacific Communications, Dottie was an adjunct lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School on business communication. She is a guest columnist for the Path to Excellence magazine, where she dispenses communication and career advice. She can be heard as the "voice" and voice coach for Rosetta Stone's Mandarin-language products. Dottie Li is also a fitness coach.

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


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About Us

TransPacific Communications, an 8(a) Certified Business is the leading provider of Cross-Cultural Communications training and has over 20 years of expertise in coaching, consulting and media training. TransPacific Communications helps organizations improve cultural competencies and empowers their employees to break cultural barriers through education, awareness, and enhanced communication.