Elizabeth Haenle is Co-founder and President of Sage Worldwide, an event and speaker consulting company based in Beijing, China. She is also the Founder of Elizabeth Haenle Weddings, Lifestyle and Events and serves as a director for Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), a non-profit organization which provides American high school students the opportunity to study in China. Prior to starting two companies in China, Ms. Haenle worked at the White House as the Social Secretary and Residence Manager to the Vice President of the United States. Her main responsibilities included planning events globally for the U.S. President and Vice President. As Residence Manager, Ms. Haenle was responsible for the management of the official residence of the Vice President. Earlier in her career, Ms. Haenle served as an aide to former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Barbara Hackman Franklin, with a focus on U.S.-China trade relations. She is also a committee member of the Royal Asiatic Society Beijing Society, whose mission is to bring China and the world together.