Lee Kessler grew up in upstate New York and was educated at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, where she received a B.A. degree in Speech. Graduating Summa Cum Laude, her college career was hallmarked by regional and national debating and oratory championships.
She received her M.A. in Acting and Directing from the University of Wisconsin, where she was awarded the coveted Knapp Prize Fellowship. Upon graduation, she accepted a position teaching speech and drama at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois. It was her responsibility to establish that college's speech and drama department.
One year later she moved to Los Angeles and began a career in corporate personnel management and labor relations with a major retailing conglomerate. She left that position three years later to commence a career in the entertainment industry.
Her career in Hollywood and New York spans thirty-five years and includes dozens of guest starring roles in episodic TV, mini-series and movies-of-the-week. She had re-occurring roles in the series Hill Street Blues, Matlock and LA Law, and was submitted for Emmy nomination twice for her starring roles in Collision Course and the ABC television special Which Mother Is Mine? She is a produced playwright, novelist and screenwriter.
Recently, Lee has written and published the White King Trilogy. Suspense novels inspired by actual events since 9/11/2001, each novel shows the WHO, the HOW and REAL WHY behind our most pressing global issues: Islamic Terrorism, Narco-Terrorism, and Financial Terrorism. The first two books, "White King and the Doctor" and "White King Rising" were the #1 and #4 Top Customer Rated Political Fiction books on Amazon Kindle for 8 months in 2012. The third book, "White King and the Battle of America: the Endgame" was released May 1, 2013.
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In 2008 Ms. Kessler was inducted into the Dazzling Daughters of the DAR--an honor bestowed upon only 121 women in the organization's 118 year history. She joins the company of Clara Barton, Founder of the Red Cross; Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady; Laura Bush, First Lady; Susan B. Anthony, women's rights advocate; Grace Hopper, Admiral and author of COBOL computer language, and Ginger Rogers, actress and dancer.
During the development of her entertainment industry career, Lee also became a successful entrepreneur, and today owns an Internet business which operates throughout the United States. In conjunction with that business, she has, for 23 years, done business presentations which would today number into the thousands, and has spoken at business seminars in the US and foreign countries to thousands of businessmen and women.
Frequent subjects of her presentations are:
• Changing trends in society and business
• Leadership skills in business
• The Debt trap
• Personnel management
• Business development
• Personnel recruitment
• Resource allocation
• Business ethics
• Personal integrity in business
• Time Management
• Social trends for the future
Recent honors and listings include:
• Dazzling Daughter of the DAR
• Who's Who in the World
• Who's Who in Finance and Business
• Who’s Who in America
• Who's Who in Entertainment
• Who's Who in American Women
• Membership invitation to the International Platform Association.
She also owns Montana Tutoring, a licensee of Applied Scholastics International. Lee delivers lectures to parents, teachers, students and employers on why people have trouble learning, and how to fix it—with the goal of lowering drop out rates, increasing retention and productivity, and developing a life-long ability to learn.
Currently, she resides in Montana.
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