DART Executive Staff BiographiesDavid Leininger
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Leininger joined DART as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in December 2008. He oversees all financial activities including budgeting, financial planning, reengineering, total quality management, investments, Federal funding, debt financing, payroll efficiency reviews, accounts payable, and general accounting for the Agency. In February 2012, he was promoted to Executive Vice President and given the additional oversight of the Information Technology, Marketing & Communications, Procurement, and Risk Management departments.
Prior to joining DART, Leininger was associated with the City of Irving for five years, serving initially in the capacity of CFO and subsequently as Managing Director of Development Services and Economic Initiatives. His previous public sector experience includes positions as Budget Director and Director of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Dallas and Fiscal Services Administrator for the City of Garland.
Leininger spent nearly twenty-five years in the private sector in a variety of real estate development roles, including Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Recreational Real Estate practice of Economics Research Associates, Chief Executive Officer of ClubCorp Realty, Chief Operating Officer of Triland International, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Network Security, Founder and Chairman of MultiNet Communications Corporation, Founder and Chairman of Community Management Associates, and Vice President and General Manager of the Las Colinas Association which serves the 6,500 acres Las Colinas development in Irving, Texas.
2011 CFO of the Year for Governmental Agencies, Dallas Business Journal
Chair, Financial Management Committee, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Member, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Member, Urban Land Institute; TOD Product Council, former member, National Program Committee; Vice-Chair Public Policy
BA, Political Science and Economics, St. Benedict's College, Atchison, Kansas
MPA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas