Lester is the founder and president of Instructional Technology & Performance Improvement, LLC (ITPI). He is a multidisciplinary methodologist who has an MBA with a Leadership concentration and an Ed.D with a specialization in Instructional Technology and Distance Education. Lester is also a professor and has taught various courses, including Leadership, for over five years. He won the Faculty Member of the year award for the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges in 2012.
Lester pioneered the pirate-themed, literacy based, educational video game called Plunder, which was a Serious Games Challenge Finalist at the I/ITSEC Conference. He has presented on topics such as using educational video games to reinforce learning outcomes at conferences like: FETC, USDLA, APSCU, Serious Play, and Pearson Cite. The key project that he initiated and is currently working on is a dynamic Leadership Game-Sim (2016). His philosophy is: if it isn’t broken-don’t fix it; if it can be improved-modify it; and if it doesn’t exist-build it.