Lester has led a rich and varied professional life that spans more than 40 years. He was an award-winning TV journalist and executive for 25 years in the New York City, Boston, Atlanta and Charlotte markets. After leaving TV, Lester became the president and CEO of the Siddha Yoga Foundation which coordinated the activities of yoga and meditation centers in 46 countries.
Most recently, he was the Vice President of AARP Foundation’s Experience Corps; a tutoring/mentoring program which helped 35,000 elementary school students nationally who struggled with reading. In addition, Lester has maintained a daily meditation practice and the study of Eastern philosophies for the past 40 years.