Q&A With Lee Jelenic
Lee Jelenic is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science while playing Varsity Hockey. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Q: Name, Title, Position, Undergrad School, MBA School
Lee Jelenic; Lincoln Marketing Communications Manager; Undergrad – Yale University; MBA – the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Q: Describe your role at Lincoln
I am responsible for Creative Development, Media Buying, Ad Agency Management and all Promotional Channels for the Lincoln Brand.
Q: Why did you get your MBA?
Mainly to facilitate a career switch from Wall Street to a more operational role in a Fortune 100 company.
Q: How did your MBA help you get the job you want?
It allowed me to sharpen existing skills, and develop new ones like statistics and operations.
Q: How does your MBA help you in your day-to-day role at Lincoln?
The foundations and frameworks that I learned across disciplines like Marketing, Finance, and Statistics help me identify critical questions to ask, and often provide an objective shortcut to becoming a subject-matter expert.
Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
That no two days are alike…and in Marketing, the ability to jump from detailed analytics in one meeting to creative judgment in the next.
Q: What insights would you share with other students trying to get their MBA?
Make sure you master Corporate Finance, Accounting, Statistics, and Decision Making, no matter what your concentration and chosen career path is…and enjoy the journey!