Leslie directs the management and training of the facilities staff to ensure IALR and the campus are maintained structurally, functionally and aesthetically. She also oversees events and catering-related activities in support of the overall mission of IALR. This includes strategically promoting the Institute Conference Center 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. She has served on the boards of the Danville Science Center, Smart Beginnings, Danville Concert Association and the Garden Club of Danville. Leslie attended Sweet Briar College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.
Vice President, Institute Conference Center & Operations