Leslie is the chief executive officer and majority owner of dgs Marketing Engineers, the leading business-to-business advertising agency for advanced technology manufacturers in North America. As CEO of dgs Marketing Engineers, Leslie oversees the overall strategic planning, creative development, public relations and digital communications activities for the agency and its global manufacturing clients.
Leslie holds degrees in political science and Japanese from Ball State University and does ongoing graduate work at Georgetown University in the fields of public relations and corporate communications. She is a member of PRSA, the National Association of Women’s Business Owners (NAWBO), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Women in Manufacturing and serves on the board of the Reshoring Initiative. She is the APR committee chair for Hoosier PRSA. Leslie was named a Rising Star by the Indianapolis Star Press in 2012.
She is a frequent guest speaker on a wide range of strategic communication topics at local and national industry events. Recent speaking engagements include the Association of Manufacturing Technology’s Global Forecasting and Marketing Conference, Gardner Publications’ Top Shops, Marketing to Engineers Media Conference and the Copper Development Association's National Conference, as well as a series of marketing communications workshops designed for local non-profits and sponsored by United Way of Central Indiana.
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