Lee Centrone is an owner of A&I Benefit Plan Administrators, the 16th largest woman owned business in the Portland metropolitan area. She joined A&I in 1997, following a diverse career. Lee graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in business administration from Pepperdine University in 1992. After completing the Navy ROTC program at UCLA, she spent the next four years as a Naval Special Operations officer, specializing in deep sea diving. Lee was only one of just a handful of women in the country to earn this distinction. Following her tour of duty, Lee worked at MassMutual as a registered representative, obtaining knowledge of employee benefits.
Lee is actively involved in her profession. She served as chair of the Benefits Communication & Technology Committee for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan and speaks frequently on a variety of employee benefit topics at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Annual Conference, as well as the Trustees & Administrators Institute. Lee is also a member of the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators.
But more important to Lee is her community involvement. She has been an active member and chaired the Outreach committee at Christ Church Episcopal as well as the charity auction. She has provided the logistical leadership for HBI’s team trips to Peru for the last 10 years and looks forward to the growth of the organization.