President and Founder, STEM Advantage
Lee Ann Kline is president and founder of STEM Advantage, a nonprofit that aims to encourage young women and individuals from underserved communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She also is an assistant director in the Learning and Development division of EY (formerly Ernest & Young), the largest professional services firm in the world. Prior to joining the Learning team, she was a senior manager in Program Advisory and Strategic Technology Advisory, where she served global financial services clients.
Lee Ann joined EY from Detica (formerly m.a.partners) where she was a senior manager and business consulting head, North America – Global Financial Markets. Prior to m.a.partners she was assistant vice president for Eligibility and Business Technology at MetLife, and a managing director and senior strategist at Scient, an eBusiness consulting firm. Lee Ann began her career at IBM where her roles included systems programmer, business plans and controls, systems engineer, worldwide industry solutions executive, thought leadership and strategy consultant.
Lee Ann has over 25 years of experience both as an industry practitioner and consultant. She is a strategic thinker with deep analytical and implementation skills. She combines a strong background in business and information technology with extensive experience in program and portfolio management, strategic planning, portfolio rationalization, business and technology alignment, data and information management, and cost reduction.
Lee Ann has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Juniata College. She is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and in Lean Six Sigma.
Prior to founding STEM Advantage, Lee Ann served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County in Connecticut.
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