Lee Crume

President & CEO

Lee Crume is the President & CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED.

Lee previously served as Global Director of Business Development for JobsOhio, the private, non-profit corporation that drives job creation and new capital investment in Ohio. In this capacity, he led the creation and implementation of JobsOhio’s global business development operations and strategy which includes activities in eight countries. He also created and implemented JobsOhio BusDev2.0 to optimize and better focus business development efforts with the goal of increasing sales and improving velocity of sales through the pipeline while deriving greater ROI from existing resources and investments. Lee was part of a team that delivered 15-20 project wins each year for JobsOhio.

He offers over 25 years of business development experience, including: leading domestic and global business development organizations, multi-million-dollar pursuits, and developing the marketing for and rolling out of new products and services. His clients include: Fortune 10 to 1,000 organizations, Big 4 and international consulting firms, and various public and private organizations. Lee began his career in leadership roles at UPS, Pitney Bowes, IKON, and most recently before joining JobsOhio in 2013, DMA.

Lee’s leadership has been recognized within the economic development industry:

  • 2018 Top 50 United States Economic Developer by Consultant Connect
  • 2017 Top 50 United States Economic Developer by Consultant Connect
  • 2015 Site Selector’s Guild Excellence in Economic Development

Lee is a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. He has a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Western Kentucky University.