Lee Sheehy serves as McKnight’s interim president. As the Foundation’s former Region & Communities program director for 11 years, he possesses deep knowledge of the organization and will work in partnership with the senior leadership team to bridge to the new president.

Prior to McKnight, Sheehy served as chief of staff for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, executive director of Community Planning and Economic Development for the City of Minneapolis, overseeing planning and development functions, regional administrator of the Metropolitan Council, directing the council’s planning, transit, and wastewater functions, and chief deputy to Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey.

Sheehy received a BA from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a law degree from the University of Minnesota.