David Lenze

Director, APEX Program
Department: MBA Program
Office: 372 Business Building
Phone: 814-863-5761
Fax: 814-863-8072
E-mail: dlenze@psu.edu
Member of Faculty Since: 2004


David serves as the Director of the Applied Professional Experience Program (APEX).  APEX is an experiential learning program in which teams of Smeal MBA students work on a business challenge currently facing a participating organization.  In doing so, students bring together the various skills and abilities they have acquired at Smeal as final preparation for their post-MBA career.

David has been part of the Smeal MBA team since 2004 and has previously served as Sr. Associate Director of MBA Admissions and as the Director of Corporate Relations.  

Prior to joining the Smeal College of Business, David had an extensive career in business and real estate.  He served as Chief Operating Officer for the Friedman Real Estate Group, was manager of global strategy for Global Crossing’s corporate real estate group, and had an independent consulting practice focused in the real estate and construction industries.  Early in his professional career, he spent four years working in corporate real estate with Xerox and two years with the Advanced Building Technologies Group of McDevitt & Street Company.   In addition, David has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level in the College of Engineering at Penn State.

David is a proud Penn State alumnus having earned both a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University.  An even prouder husband and father, he lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Lisa, and his two daughters, Michelle and Kristen.


MBA, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991

Bachelor of Architectural Engi, College of Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1987