Lee Wellington has dedicated her career to industrial and community development for over a decade. Before joining the UMA as our Founding Executive Director, Lee directed a New York City Council Member’s legislative priorities and land use decisions as Chief of Staff; helped create NYC’s Industrial Business Zones and a broader industrial policy for the NYC Mayor’s Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses; and administered a New York State tax incentive program, expanding incentive boundaries to include new industrial neighborhoods. Lee was a Planning Fellow at the Pratt Center for Community Development where she coordinated a vacant lot activation program in Brooklyn and assisted with a large-scale study of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In addition, she has worked at a number of New York area legal services organizations, providing assistance to those who needed it the most. Lee received a B.S. in Economics from the Stern School of Business at New York University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute.