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In the new world of hot venture capital startups, Harry Lee spent 35 years in the classic corporate world, retiring as a Vice President at Northrop Grumman. There’s a lot to be learned from the corporate world that can be applied to life, and Mr. Lee will be offering us some of this wisdom at the next ACEL Dynamics of Leadership Conference. His workshop will recount lessons learned from a variety of experiences in corporate life. Some lessons have roots in culture and some have applications beyond just the working world. For example, keys to success include adequate preparation, a sense of purpose, keeping an open mind yet being decisive, negotiating with balance, and some luck (perhaps created by you!)

Mr. Lee possesses over 35 years of distinguished Aerospace and Defense business and contract management experience.  He retired as the Vice President of Corporate Contracts, Pricing and Supply Chain for Northrop Grumman Corporation, an Aerospace Defense firm with annual revenues exceeding $22B.  In this role Harry led all aspects of contracts, pricing and supply chain including responsibility for the company’s risk review process and development of company-wide contracts and pricing policies, direction and training.  He served as the principal interface with key government regulators regarding all contract and pricing matters related to government regulatory policy and oversight.  He was responsible for developing and implementing company-wide supply chain strategies and key processes, including socio-economic business planning, strategy and compliance relative to its supply chain.

Mr. Lee has been recognized and has received several awards and community service honors, including being named a 2014 NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) 100 Honoree, the Asian American Professional Association (AAPA) 2014 Executive Awardee and the Elevate 2013 Executive of the Year.  He has been a frequent lecturer on professional and career development, focusing on ascending the corporate ladder and achieving one’s greatest potential.

In addition to earning a B.S. in Finance from California State University, Fresno, Mr. Lee completed several executive and program management programs at The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University’s Kellog School of Management, and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.  Mr. Lee serves on the Board of Directors for Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union, the Asian American Professional Association, and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity’s National Educational Foundation.  He also serves as an advisor to the South Bay chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), is a member of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Senior Advisory Council, and is also an executive advisor to Upward Synergy in association with leadership development programs established with California State University Fullerton, UC Riverside, and UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

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Early Bird Rate Before 6/14/2019
General Registration After 6/14/2019
COMMUNITY RECEPTION: (Fri, 7/12, 5:30-7:30pm) | Keynote Speaker: Harry Lee)  $25.00  $40.00
LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA: (Sat., 7/13, 5:30-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: Hamilton Chang) $95.00 $145.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 7/12) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 7/13) Access to 10 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Awards Gala $199.00 $299.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July, 13)   Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event $299.00 $399.00
**WHIAAPI REGIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT (Fri., 7/12) In Partnership with the White House Initiative on AAPI (WHIAAPI), US Dept. of Commerce-Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) & National ACE | Access to 5 Workshops, Lunch & Reception $175.00 $275.00

Group Discounts are Available, please contact us for more information.

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