Director, Community-Based Studies
Dave Leipholtz brings nearly a decade of experience in both the private and public sectors to his role as Director of Community Based Studies. In this role, Dave directs the research, analysis, and construction of Better Together’s reports, while also overseeing day-to-day project operations.
As a lifelong resident of St. Louis, Dave Leipholtz is committed to improving the future of the region. His career reflects his dedication to such key issues as education and economic development. Prior to joining Better Together, Dave served as the Manager of Public Policy and Operations for the Regional Business Council, where he coordinated with state officials, local leaders, and key stakeholders to achieve member businesses’ collective legislative agenda.
Dave also brings a true passion for education to his position with Better Together. Following his graduation from Washington University, Dave spent two years teaching history and government classes at Lindbergh High School. In addition to his B.A. from Wash U and his teacher certification from Lindenwood University, Dave also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Saint Louis University Law School. Dave is active in the St. Louis community. He currently serves as advisory board chair for STL Youth Jobs, and is a member of the board for We Stories. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and Leadership St. Louis alum.