Meet Lee

Lee Kleinman has built a career managing high growth and 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 supports and motivates people to reach their goals and exceed their expectations.

Lee is interested in improving the quality of life for Dallas residents by addressing transportation issues, supporting education and providing a clean and safe living environment. He feels that strong neighborhoods are the key to a safer city.

Lee wants to encourage economic development in Dallas by creating opportunities for private sector growth and jobs by making the City an easy place to do business. His tenure on the Dallas Park Board gives him the experience to tackle the tough issues in Dallas while focusing on the quality of life.

Lee is married to Lisa Umholtz, a physician who owns a successful private practice. She trained in Dallas at UT Southwestern. Lee and Lisa have two children – Michelle, an architect with SHoP Architects in New York and David, a recent graduate in environmental studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Detailed information at Linkedin


  • 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

City of Dallas Committees

  • Transportation and Trinity River Project Committee – Chairman
  • Ad Hoc Legislative Committee – Chairman
  • Budget, Finance and Audit Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • City Manager Search Committee

Representing Dallas

  • North Central Texas Council of Governments Executive Committee
  • NCTCoG Regional Transportation Council
  • Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition – Co-Chairman
  • Dallas Employees Retirement Fund – Trustee
  • D/FW Airport Board Alternate
  • Downtown Dallas, Inc. – Board Member
  • Texas Municipal League – Legislative Development Committee
  • National League of Cities – Dallas Delegation Chair

Civic Leadership Roles

  • 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


Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business
Dallas, Texas
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Finance – managerial, venture capital
Marketing – including international
Organizational Behavior

Pitzer College
Claremont, California
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and Psychology
Including work at London School of Economics
Economics of Natural Resources
Psychology of Economics

St. Marks School of Texas
Dallas, Texas

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania
Three certificates in Pension Management
Portfolio Concepts and Management
Advanced Investment Management
International and Emerging Market Investing

Interests and Hobbies

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