Throughout his life and career, accounting specialist and finance executive Dwight Lester has maintained involvement in a vast array of academic, professional, charitable, and personal endeavors. A lifelong resident of Canada, Dwight Lester laid the educative foundations for his career as an undergraduate at Victoria-based Camosun College. After graduating from Camosun College in 1992, Dwight Lester entered into a succession of professional roles with Joe Powell Inc., Kingdom Golf Inc., and other companies. Recruited by Canwest Global Communications’ subsidiary, Global Television Network, in November 1999, Dwight Lester entered the second phase of his career, serving as a Senior Financial Analyst. Following two-plus years in this position, Dwight Lester earned a promotion to Business Unit Manager (Assistant Controller) at Global Television Network, with additional duties as a Budget and Financial Reporting Manager for a TV station based in Edmonton. Over the course of his tenure with Global Television Network, Dwight Lester pursued continuing education through the University of Alberta, the Canadian Institute of Management, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, respectively gaining his Certificate in Management Development, CIM, B.B.A. in Accounting, and CMA. From Global Television Network, Dwight Lester accepted a position as Director of Finance for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, Inc., where he oversaw all aspects of financial reconciliations, reporting, and analysis. After three years with Gateway Casinos, Dwight Lester became Director of Finance at easyhome, Ltd., providing the necessary fiscal oversight for the third-largest merchandise lease company in North America. Aside from his work, Dwight Lester volunteers his time, energy, and resources to a wide range of charitable and humanitarian organizations in Canada and abroad. A regular contributor to the medical research efforts of the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Alberta Cancer Society, and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Dwight Lester also gives to the Canadian Red Cross Society. In his spare time, Dwight Lester enjoys golf, travel, fine wine, and reads whenever possible. Dwight Lester counts bestselling writers Malcolm Gladwell, Jim Collins, and Michael Watkins among his favorite authors. Along with his family, Dwight Lester resides in Sherwood Park, Alberta.
About Dwight Lester