Leighton joined The Dallas Foundation in 2021 as the Director, Water Cooler at Pegasus Park. In this role, Leighton manages operations, programming, capacity building, and collaboration opportunities for the community of social impact, nonprofit, and philanthropic tenants at Pegasus Park.
Most recently, Leighton served as an Engagement Manager with Cicero Group, providing social impact clients with a variety of supports including strategic planning, program design, measurement and evaluation, and market research. Prior to Cicero, Leighton was the Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the National Math and Science Initiative, a national non-profit focused on improving equity in STEM education, where he drove the creation of the organization’s regional growth strategy and facilitated the design of the organization’s partnership strategy to ensure future growth opportunities. At Deloitte Consulting, Leighton specialized in the Human Capital space, leading numerous transformation and change management initiatives at a variety of Fortune 500 organizations in the financial services, retail, and airline industries. These initiatives spanned across employee engagement, post-merger integration, learning and development, system implementation, and organizational design.
Leighton earned a bachelor’s degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. He enjoys traveling, all things related to Chicago sports, and is always up for trivia. Leighton lives in Oak Cliff with his wife and daughters.