About Us

James Tobin, President


Kim Lehl, Associate

Kim Tobin

Kim came to Tobin & Associates in January of 2006.  Since that time she has been in charge of the payroll department and maintains oversight of the billing department as well as partnership in client and joint venture management.  Kim is a Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Houston with a BA in Theatre and a minor in Creative Writing.  Before 2006 she worked from 1993 to 2006 for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York in Investment Banking, first an Executive Assistant to the Head of International Banking Patrick J. Durkin.  Then she moved to the Los Angeles office where she built the Corporate Information Center and was a part of the team that designed the Mergers & Acquisitions Group database designed to track and intuit market trends in the industry.  She then returned to New York to help build the M&A research department there before returning to Executive Assistant to support the CEO and Chairman of DLJ, John S. Chalsty.  Credit Suisse First Boston bought DLJ and Kim Stayed with Mr. Chalsty as Chairman Emeritus until he left to be Chairman of Muirfield Capital and she went with him.  From there she left to support Hamilton James as President of The Blackstone Group (former President of DLJ), where she remained until she returned to Texas in 2005 coming to work for the family business.  Kim serves on the advisory board of Art & Culture Magazine and is the Co-Executive Director of the Award Winning Theatre Company Stark Naked Theatre that she runs here in Houston with her Husband Philip.


Philip Lehl, Associate

Philip has been in charge of Invoicing for Tobin & Associates since 2011. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Drake University, as well as a graduate of The Juilliard School. Mr. Lehl’s background has been primarily in the arts, although that activity has brought him extensive business background: in 2011, Philip wrote a series of safety training films for Locke Bryan productions, which were produced for Transocean. The first in this series of three films won the Platinum Remi at the Worldfest Festival for corporate communications in 2012.
Philip serves on the board of directors of the Houston Theatre Alliance, a non-profit service organization dedicated to “supporting live theatre in the Greater Houston Area.” Part of Philip’s duties with the HTA includes organizing annual citywide auditions (for over 200 participants) and developing local theatre awards.