Gary Lee
Executive Fellow

Gary Lee

Gary Lee graduated from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1969 with a bachelor's in business administration. He currently lives in St. Louis but has lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Atlanta, with jobs ranging from sales and marketing for a large steel company to working for a family company and later for Newell Rubbermaid as a company president. Most recently he started two businesses: an Internet design company and an importer of building products selling to installers for new homes.

Lee has had numerous leadership roles in his church and served over 10 years on the board of Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club. He is currently an assistant basketball coach at Chaminade High School.

Lee’s father, Desmond Lee, is a well-known philanthropist who has given his time, talents, and money to help others in St. Louis. Lee has two children who have successful careers in North Carolina and San Francisco.