Jinnell Killingsworth Lee is an educator, writer, and motivational speaker. She is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and is the founder of Killingsworth Consulting, a leadership development organization that specializes in leadership development for women and minorities, executive coaching, and teambuilding skills. Through an eclectic work history involving work with public officials, political organizations and non-profits, Killingsworth Lee has learned the art of effective leadership.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas and is currently working on a Doctorate Degree in Public Administration. Much of her research has focused on public leadership particularly on women and minority leadership.
Her experience as Council Administrator to the Honorable Kathleen Hicks on the Fort Worth City Council taught her immense lessons on political leadership. In this role, she oversaw the revitalization of the District 8 community in Fort Worth, helped transform economic development in the district and brought pride to an underserved community in Fort Worth.
As a non-profit leader at the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Tarrant County, she was instrumental in developing the agency’s first patient financial assistance program and brought community wide attention to Sickle Cell Disease.
As a professor of Political Science at Tarrant County College, Killingsworth Lee has conducted research on young women in politics, women and entrepreneurship, and the challenging roles of minority leaders.
Killingsworth Lee is a well sought after speaker and is recognized city wide as one of Fort Worth’s most promising leaders. Please visit her website at www.killingsworthconsulting.com