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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

January 14, 2009

New DART CFO brings private, public-sector experience to transit agency

Image of David LeiningerDallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has named David Leininger as its new chief financial officer.

Leininger's duties at DART will include overseeing all financial activities, such as budgeting, financial planning, federal funding, accounts payable and general accounting.

Before coming to DART, Leininger worked at 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.

Leininger has more than three decades of experience serving in management capacities for both local and international businesses, as well as local cities. They include: Economics Research Associates, Club Corp International, Triland International, Touche Ross & Co, Las Colinas Association, and the cities of Dallas and Garland.

He has a Political Science and Economics bachelor's degree from St. Benedict's College, Atchison, Kansas, and holds a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence.

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