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Speronis, Lee, J.D., B.S., C.H.E., C.H.I.A.

Speronis, Lee, J.D., B.S., C.H.E., C.H.I.A.

Associate Professor, Director of School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management

Contact Information:

Husson University
236 Peabody Hall
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7171 Phone: Fax: 207.404.5601 Email: speronisl@husson.edu Department Email:

Biography

Lee received his law degree from Stetson University and worked as an attorney in Florida in various capacities for over ten years. He was an area director for a major restaurant company in metropolitan New York before moving to Bangor with his family where he became an award winning managing/partner at one of the area's premier restaurants.

Since moving to Maine in 2003, Lee has concentrated on giving back to the community as much as possible through charitable work and service. Lee served as the board chair of the Bangor Convention and Visitor’s Bureau from 2013-2015 and will serve as board chair of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce beginning in 2017. He is the treasurer of both the American Folk Festival and the Cross Insurance Center Advisory Group. He is a member of the board of the Maine Restaurant Association and president of the Parish Council at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. His current and past fundraising activities have included the following: MPBN, the Bangor Humane Society, the Tour de Cure Diabetes Fundraiser in Bar Harbor and Champion the Cure Challenge for the Lafayette Cancer Center.

As an advisor, Lee enjoys working with his students closely in order to help them to achieve their goals. He is or has been an advisor to student government, the Hospitality Association and Young Republican clubs at Husson. Lee also was the assistant coach of Husson's 7-time conference championship softball team, and now serves as the faculty representative to the football team. Lee has always been highly interested in helping students gain knowledge in the business world and hospitality industries through experiential learning. He began his teaching career at Husson as an adjunct professor before joining the faculty full time in 2008. His personal interests include family life with his wife and two children, hiking, kayaking and the Red Sox.

Professional Statement

My teaching philosophy is simple: To bring energy and engagement to my students during every class and to help them exceed their expectations in their learning experience both on and off the campus. My goal as an administrator is to assist the Dean in establishing Husson throughout New England as the university of choice for incoming business students and as the professional choice for employers to seeking young leaders in all areas of management!

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. -John C. Maxwell