5 C's to Building a Better Team With Lee Rubin

July 18, 2022

Meetings Today sat down with Lee Rubin, keynote speaker and one of two featured speakers at this July's Meetings Today LIVE! West Aurora and Denver event to hear about his backstory and highlight the key elements of a strong, consistent corporate team. 

Rubin's 20-year background in building high-performance teams sparked during his time as former captain of the Penn State football team. He went on to become a Human Resource Executive, building senior leadership teams for some of the country’s most well-known and successful corporations. Today, Rubin shares his knowledge of the foundational cornerstone for a leadership and culture-building mindset as a keynote speaker for meetings and events nationwide. 

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Meet Our Guest

For 20 years, Lee Rubin has been building high-performance teams in both corporate America and the collegiate and professional sports world, setting the foundational cornerstone for a leadership and culture-building mindset focusing on the key components that create extraordinary teams.

Lee Rubin
Lee Rubin

This strong core foundation was instilled early in Lee’s life as he held the position of captain of the Penn State football team, and later went on to serve as a Human Resource Executive building senior leadership teams for some of the countries’ most prominent corporations which have become dominate leaders in their industries.

Lee has emerged as one of the most engaging and sought-after voices across the country with his unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application on team building, leadership and peak performance.

Lee has collaborated with and taken the stage for leading Fortune 500 Companies, like Johnson & Johnson, Sony and JP Morgan, to name a few, as well as collegiate and professional sports teams and organizations across the country.  

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications, with a minor in Business from Penn State University. Rubin received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions. Lee was a three-year starting free safety, the 1994 Florida Citrus Bowl Defensive MVP and an All-Big Ten Conference selection and an Honorable Mention All-American.

Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Central New Jersey. Lee and his lovely wife, Carmen, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.


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Taylor Smith joined Stamats in May 2022 as a content developer, destinations and features for Meetings Today. Smith has experience covering everything from travel to breaking news and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in news and magazine journalism. Previously, she’s written for St. Louis Magazine and worked as an editorial assistant and apprentice for Aubree Nichols, who has been published in premier publications such as The New York TimesELLE and The Los Angeles Times.