District 11


​​​City Council District 1​1​

Biography: Council Member Lee M. Kleinman​​


 
Council Member Lee M. Kleinman was elected in May 2013, and represents North Dallas - District 11.

 
Councilman Kleinman, a Dallas native, is passionate and committed to improving the quality of life for all Dallas residents. As Chairman of the Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee as well as Chair of the Legislative Ad-Hoc Committee, Councilman Kleinman leads efforts to improve regional mobility, provide clean water, control flooding, and oversee the City’s state and federal legislative agendas. By serving on the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee and the Economic Development Committee, Kleinman uses his background in business economics to oversee fiscally conservative decision making and improved business growth in the City of Dallas. He is a former Dallas Park Board Member and has a passion for Parks and Recreation. Kleinman believes strong neighborhoods are the key to a safer city, and is dedicated to Public Safety, and a sustainable environment. On behalf of the City, Councilman Kleinman serves on the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Executive Committee, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC), and Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition (DRMC) and the Dallas Employee Pension System.

 
Lee has built a career managing high growth startup companies, while maintaining a dedication to the community. He has leveraged his involvement in several successful ventures by applying business principles to many civic and non-profit organizations. As a team oriented leader, he enjoys motivating people to meet their goals and exceed their expectations. He holds a degree in economics and psychology from Pitzer College and an MBA from SMU.

 
Lee is married to Dr. Lisa Umholtz, who graduated from UT Southwestern and owns a successful private medical practice in North Dallas. Lee and Lisa have two children, Michelle and David. Michelle is a graduate of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Program at Colombia University in New York, and is an Architect in New York for SHoP Architects.   David is a recent graduate of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder

 

Experi​ence

  • Chief Operating Officer and Principal – Bridge Metrics, LLC
  • Business Consultant – The G2 Groupe
  • OEM Business Manager – Brightpoint Corporation
  • Chief Operating Officer and Principal – Trio Teknologies, Inc
  • Business Development Officer – Privacy Infrastructure, Inc
  • Vice President and Principal – ProSoft Corporation
  • Manager of Facilities and Administration – Babbages, Inc
  • Vice President – FootAction, USA

Civic Leadership R​oles

  • Dallas Park and Recreation Department – Board Member
  • Dallas Zoological Society – Board Member
  • Dallas Zoo Long Range Planning Committee
  • Trinity Commons Foundation – Board Member
  • White Rock Centennial Host Committee – Finance Chair
  • Center for Non Profit Management – Judge – Awards of Excellence
  • Dallas Bicycle Plan Steering Committee
  • Temple Emanu El – Board Member
  • Temple Emanu El Pre-School – Board Member
  • Temple Emanu El – Ba’al Tekiah
  • Greenhill School – Capital Campaign Committee
  • St. Marks School of Texas – Class Reunion Committee
  • Friends of Northaven Trail – Founding Board Member
  • Friends of White Rock Creek Trail – Founding Board Member
  • YMCA Indian Guides Wappinger Tribe – Chief
  • OrgSync, Inc – Advisory Board Member
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Dallas County Grand Jury
  • CEO Netweavers
  • Metroplex Technology Business Forum
  • North Texas Crime Commission

E​ducation

Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business

Dallas, Texas
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Finance – managerial, venture capital
Marketing – including international Accounting
Organizational Behavior

Pitzer College

Claremont, California
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and Psychology
Coursework at London School of Economics
Economics of Natural Resources
Psychology of Economics

St. Marks School of Texas

Dallas, Texas

Interests and Hobbies

Culture and the Arts
International and Domestic Travel
Bicycle Touring
Hiking
Skiing
Vegetable Gardening
Barbeque