Leo Linbeck III

CEO, Aquinas Cos., LLC

National Advisory Board

Leo is President and CEO of Aquinas Companies, LLC, which has three main business lines: construction management, life science preventure technology development, and real estate development. Additionally, Leo teaches MBAs as an adjunct professor at both the Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business and Stanford's Graduate School of Business where he serves as Lecturer.  Leo graduated from University of Notre Dame with two bachelor degrees, one in Civil Engineering and one in the Program of Liberal Studies. He has a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.  Leo is very involved with PreK-12 education reform, especially the expansion of high-performing charter schools serving low-income communities.  He helped create REEP (the Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program), a business-school-based program for developing school leaders and currently serves as its Chairman.  Leo is also on the boards of several educational, community and nonprofit organizations.

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