Editorial Manager, Lean Enterprise Institute
A business journalist, media strategist, and public speaker, Panchak applies over two decades of experience reporting and researching world-class leadership practices and leading editorial teams. At LEI, she oversees editorial and communications strategy, including the development of thought leadership and practical, actionable advice about how organizations elevate their performance through lean thinking and practice.
Before joining LEI in 2020, Panchak focused her work on reporting and researching world-class leadership practices that help executives manage critical business trends, including digital technologies, lean management, and employee engagement. Her background includes over 15 years in editorial leadership at Penton Media’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group of nine media brands, including as editor-in-chief of IndustryWeek. She led print, digital, and event strategy and operations, as well as editorial research.