Daniel Hae-Dong Lee, Ph. D. - Scholarship America
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Daniel Hae-Dong Lee, Ph. D. Trustee

Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Transformation, Smithbucklin

Daniel Hae-Dong Lee serves as Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Transformation at Smithbucklin, a 100% employee-owned association management and professional services company. He came to this role from his previous position as Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations at Ellucian, a private equity-backed EdTech software / SaaS company, leading strategic growth programs and operations excellence, and helped Ellucian successfully be acquired by Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners in September 2021.

Prior to his corporate executive roles, Dr. Lee worked in management consulting for more than 20 years, working with C-suite executives at Fortune 100 companies, non-profits and federal agencies to foster innovation and introduce efficient approaches to strategic planning and operations.  In addition to leadership roles at McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Accenture, he served on the board of the Common Application, where as Interim CIO / COO he helped revitalize the solution which processes five million applications each year for more than 800 member institutions. Dr. Lee was also a winner of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants award in 2016.