Lee Wellington has dedicated her career to industrial development for over a decade. Before joining the UMA as our Founding Executive Director, Lee directed a New York City Council Member’s land use decisions and legislative portfolio as Chief of Staff; helped create NYC’s Industrial Business Zones and a broader industrial policy for the NYC Mayor’s Office; 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 and assisted with a large-scale study of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 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.