Lee Rhyant was raised in the Jim Crow South and overcame numerous obstacles to reach the executive ranks at General Motors, Rolls-Royce Aeronautics, and Lockheed Martin. From 2000 to 2011, he served as executive vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin Marietta. Since leaving the aerospace industry, Lee has been highly sought after as an executive coach and confidant to Fortune 500 executives across the industrial spectrum. His leadership has earned him numerous business, community, and congressional accolades. Lee is a member of the Hall of Fame and a former executive in residence at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, Georgia's second largest and fastest-growing university. He is the president and CEO of LER Solutions, LLC, an executive coaching firm in Atlanta.