Leslie oversees events and catering-related activities in support of the overall mission of IALR. This includes strategic promoting of IALR's Conference Services to enhance regional economic development. Leslie came to IALR in the fall of 2003 as Sales and Event Planner. She began her career in the hospitality industry in 1983, holding such positions as Membership Development Director, and Social Director for well-known hospitality organizations in Milwaukee and Louisville. Leslie’s focus is on providing service excellence, high quality integrated services and innovation. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.