Lee Smiertelny


Lee Smiertelny


I am Lee Smiertelny, a proud Hoosier that has migrated to Minnesota. After graduating from Valparaiso University (BA) and Valparaiso University School of Law (JD), I joined State Farm Insurance. Thirty four years later, I still work for State Farm and currently serve as a division manager working as a project manager with focus on Enterprise Change Adoption. Systems Thinking helps maximize adoption.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

What draws you to the STIA conference?

An opportunity to interact with professionals and learn more about Systems Thinking and how it interacts with my current role.

What are you hoping to experience?

Eye opening learning that provides value to my responsibilities. Also, I really enjoy the Weaving.

What are you most passionate about?

Continuous Learning, Development, and Growth.

How do you see transformation occurring from this conference?

New ideas, new friends, new opportunities to apply both personally and professionally.

What’s your bigger vision?

Taking advantage of the strengths in diversity of experience and profiles of the attendees and leaders.

What needs to happen for you to evaluate this STIA+ experience as a success?

Exposure to different thinking and learnings from other members of this community that I can apply personally and professionally.