About Lee N. Coffee Jr.

Lee N. Coffee, Jr. is The Founder and CEO of To The Rescue: Lee Coffee & Associates, an internationally recognized firm. Lee is a Professional Speaker, Facilitator and Chautauqua performer who specializes in maximizing human potential.

Two months after High School, Mr. Coffee left the comfort of family and friends in the northeastern town of Painesville, Ohio to begin what Joseph Campbell referred to as the Hero’s Journey.  As a young man, he served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and as the youngest Senior Clinical Specialist on the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Midway through his twenty-four year career in the U.S. Army, this former Drill Sergeant combined his love of reading, his compassion for people and his skills as a professional soldier into something which would add meaning to life.

Lee is the recipient of various accolades and leadership awards for outstanding contributions to America including:


National Leadership Award
Mrs. Laura Bush Coming Up Taller Award
National Endowment for the Humanities
Who’s’ Who of America
Inducted into the Distinguished Graduates of Harvey High School
Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO)
Outstanding Young American

To The Rescue: Lee Coffee & Associates works with a wide variety of organizations, companies and industries.
Here is a partial list of satisfied customers:

American International Group (AIG), Retirement Services.  Houston, Texas.
Austin Community College.  Austin, Texas
Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH), Washington, D.C.
Blacks in Government (BIG), Washington, D.C.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History; Detroit, Michigan
City Museums; St. Louis, Missouri
Colonial Williamsburg; Williamsburg, Virginia
County of Bexar; San Antonio, Texas
Colorado History Museum, Denver, Colorado
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO); Washington, D.C.
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute; Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Washington, D.C.
Fort Buford State Historic Site; Williston, North Dakota
Hasting African American Awareness Committee; Hasting, Nebraska
Human Relations/Equal Employment Opportunity Programs, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Institute of Texan Cultures; San Antonio, Texas
Lubrizol Corporation – Ohio
MonDak Historical & Art Society; Sidney, Montana
NAACP State Convention; Biloxi, Mississippi
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior; New Orleans, Louisiana
National Institute of Technology (NIT) San Antonio, Texas
Painesville City Local Schools; Painesville, Ohio
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum of Our National Heritage; Lexington, Massachusetts
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Texas Comptrollers of Public Accounts; Austin, Texas
Texas Youth Commission (TYC). Austin, Texas.
United States Marine Corps; Kaneohe, Hawaii
United States Army; Vicenza, Italy
United Services Automobile Association (USAA), San Antonio, Texas
University of Georgia; Augusta, Georgia
University of Incarnate Word; San Antonio, Texas
University of Texas; San Antonio, Texas
Watertown Correctional Facility; Watertown, New York