Management TeamMichael Lee is a member of the executive management team, and provides strategic leadership focused on organizational growth and creating opportunities for the Foundation to build meaningful relationships with organizations that also believe in serving working class families affected by cancer.
Michael is currently the chief of communications for Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Group, a $28 billion annual revenue business that includes server, storage, networking, technology services, and cloud solutions. Michael most recently served as the director of communications to Bill Veghte, HP’s Chief Operating Officer. He is also co-authoring a book on entrepreneurial leadership with David Wilhelm, 1992 Clinton-Gore national campaign manager and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman.
Prior to HP, Michael was an executive speechwriter and strategy advisor at IBM. During his IBM tenure, he advised IBM senior leaders and their largest clients — Fortune 500 executives, government leaders and military generals. Awarded the IBM Strategy Award for outstanding accomplishments in strategic thought leadership and nationally recognized as the Department of Defense Writer-of-the-Year for literary contributions on behalf of the U.S. Air Force. Michael is also the creator of television and film properties for Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Showtime and Lions Gate.
A native of New York City, Michael currently resides in Palo Alto, California. He’s an avid New York Yankees fan, swims daily and loves everything related to writing. Michael also has an aunt that is a proud breast cancer survivor and an uncle recently diagnosed with cancer.
He graduated with both a bachelor’s in Economics and master’s in Economic Policy from the University of Chicago, and obtained his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.