Lee W. Salter was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He earned a degree in accounting at CSU, Chico and began his career as an IRS agent, which led to his receiving his CPA certificate. Lee then attended McGeorge School of Law and in 1977 went to work at Carr, Kennedy, Peterson and Frost, where he became an equal partner. In 1985 he began representing Leah McConnell, joining the Board the same year. Leaving the law partnership in 1989 he became an employee of Mrs. McConnell and the Foundation. After Leah’s death in 1995, he became the full-time President & CEO of the Foundation. In 2017 Lee semi-retired and began working part-time on Foundation special projects, and in 2018 he fully retired. Lee and his wife Judy enjoy traveling and spending time with their grown children and grandchildren.