Lee joined MEC in 2000 and became Chief Executive Officer, North America in 2007. He has a breadth of experience spanning telecommunications, packaged goods, entertainment, technology and automobiles. Lee has a broad media perspective, having held executive positions at several leading agencies.
Lee joined MEC as Account Director, providing his services for AT&T/Cingular. In 2002, he was promoted to Managing Partner, Head of Client Services, supervising the communications planning for clients such as Colgate-Palmolive, Ford Motor Company, Paramount and Campbell’s Soup Company.
Prior to joining MEC, Lee was Executive Vice President/Director of Media Services at Ammirati Puris Lintas (now Lowe), overseeing media planning, buying and media research for clients such as Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Compaq and General Motors.
Lee’s career began at Benton & Bowles, which evolved into DMB&B and later became MediaVest. He worked his way through the ranks to become Senior Vice President/Group Media Director. In this role, he used his skills for a wide array of clients including Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Masterfoods, Whirlpool and Phillips Electronics.
Lee has more than 20 years of experience in the media industry and holds top management relationships with most major TV networks, magazines, websites and ad networks. He has a wide range of technical experience on key accounts such as AT&T, Dell and Compaq.
During Lee’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer of MEC North America, the agency has been awarded prestigious industry recognition including Adweek’s Agency of the Year, OMMA’s Digital Agency of the Year and RECMA’s #1 Media Agency in the U.S. based on billings. Also, Lee was named a “Media Maven” by Advertising Age in 2008.
He received his bachelor’s degree in advertising in 1982 from Syracuse University.