Leslie is a video producer for Simantel Group, but she is so much more. She was a beat reporter for the Peoria Journal Star covering police, fire and the courts. She was also the Communications and Media Relations Manager for the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Her background is important because you see, it’s these very skills she uses to help others. Leslie has donates her time and efforts in a variety of situations including the production of a video that helped Peoria win the All-America City Award in 2013, and she was instrumental in the development of Peoria’s “Don’t Shoot” campaign. She is also the President of Family House, Peoria’s only health care hospitality house. She assisted the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Illinois by interviewing Alzheimer’s patients and their families and writing their stories so they can be shared.
Leslie gives selflessly of her time and talents and for that we award her with the 25 Women in Leadership award.