Kids and family multi-platform media and consumer products, B&W photography, travel, skiing, fly fishing, Sporting Clays, old cars, aviation
An entrepreneur at the forefront of educational entertainment media, John Lee utilizes years of retail, consumer, and branding experience to promote the latest products by Callaway Digital Arts. John Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology from the College of New Jersey. After graduating, he moved into the retail sector, offering executive training to employees of Gimbels department store in Philadelphia from 1977 to 1980. John Lee subsequently moved into a similar role at MOHR Development, Inc. before becoming President and CEO of Chas A. Stevens, a Chicago based fashion retailer. With a deep interest in promoting children's education, John Lee created a number of companies working in that field throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century. These included Early Learning Centers, Learning Curve International, Word World, LLC, and J.W. Lee & Associates. At each of these companies, John Lee conducted operations as President, CEO, or Consultant, leading the launches of successful children’s brands, including Bob the Builder, John Deere, and Thomas the Tank Engine. At Callaway Digital Arts, John Lee has continued to distribute award-winning brands such as David Kirk's Miss Spider. Additionally, John Lee encourages creativity and expression as Director and advisor of GoAnimate.com, a web platform for sharing animated videos. John Lee has contributed to philanthropic children's organizations for many years. As a board member of Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), John Lee has used his knowledge of electronic and advertising media to assist the group in achieving its goal of improving the lives of children living in poverty. John Lee co-founded Ready-to-Learn Partnership, a program that offers educational outreach support to families with low incomes in collaboration with the United States Department of Education.