Lee started in the cooperative system at the age of 14. Lee has a comprehensive understanding of cooperative energy services throughout the lower Midwest. His experience consists of managing cooperative energy divisions, creating and operating various energy LLCs, and leading the operations of family-owned independent energy retailers.

Lee is a graduate and proud supporter of Kansas State University, with degrees in agriculture technology management, ag economics, and natural resources/environmental science. Lee grew up in agriculture on family farms in Northeast and North Central Kansas. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed many great experiences with energy teams and cooperative leadership. He looks forward to continued change, and offering services to the members/customers that can assist and improve their operations. When he finds spare time, Lee enjoys hobbies in the garage and spending time with his girlfriend, Bobbie Jo, and their four collective children and numerous great friends made over the years.