Lee Sheehy is director of the Region & Communities program which strives to create a 21st century competitive region with opportunities for all to prosper.

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