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Candy Lee

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Candy Lee is a professor at Medill, teaching in journalism and in integrated marketing communications. Previously she was vice president of marketing at The Washington Post, overseeing multiple functions, from marketing to research, and originating innovative programs.

Prior to joining The Washington Post, Lee was president of ULS Loyalty Services, the sister company of United Airlines. Lee oversaw a range of businesses that included united.com; the Mileage Plus credit card group; Mileage Plus program and its partners; media on planes and other business arenas. Prior to United Airlines, Lee was managing director at iFormation Group, formed by Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting Group and General Atlantic Partners.

During her long career in publishing, she was president of Troll Communications, a leader in K-12 education, and publisher of Harlequin Enterprises, an international publisher in 100 countries. She has worked in many countries in publishing and retail.

Lee also teaches graduate students in the Masters of Product Design and Development Management Program at the Segal Design Institute. She is involved in organizations across the Northwestern campus including the board of the student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, and oversight at the library, plus the Committee on Athletics. She has worked on many committees across the university and at Medill.

She has been a leader in campus online thinking while growing on campus class value. She co-created Northwestern’s online specialization in content strategy consisting of several MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). She launched the Sports Marketing MOOC . Her Wildcat GeoGame was played by students, staff and faculty across campus.

She is a frequent guest speaker at association conferences and executive education workshops.  She graduated from Harvard University and earned her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.  She also has a Masters in Teaching.