ABOUT
Leslie Ann, a Communication and Marketing Consultant, received a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Central Connecticut State Univeristy – one of only 16 'Leadership Institutions' in the nation according to The Association of American Colleges and Universities. 

From 2004-2007, Leslie was the Director of Marketing & Circulation for
n media group - former publisher of n, the magazine of naples, Golfing Naples & Southwest Florida and FOYER, among other select titles. During her time at n, Leslie developed and oversaw all aspects of marketing and circulation for 12 titles and 55 issues annually, including the organization's eight websites. She expanded distribution of n Media Group's publications to over 1.4 million copies annually, and launched n, the magazine of naples, onto national newsstands with premium placement in several major NYC outlets.

Leslie's experience in the publishing world extends further with integrated marketing and events at CurtCo/GSM – regional publisher of Gulfshore Life and Gulfshore Business, and international publisher of  The Robb Report .  CurtCo/GSM's signature and sponsored events are some of the most highly anticipated and well-attended social gatherings in Southwest Florida – Gulfshore Business'  Forty Under Forty, Gulfshore Life's Men & Women of the Year, Top Doctor's Gala, Annual Bachelors Party, Philanthropy Day 'Honored to Give' Luncheon, and more.

As Marketing Director for  Searching for Solutions Institute , a startup 501(c)3 non-profit, Leslie developed and built the organization's original comprehensive website via Neighborhood America's award-winning software. The initial site featured over 130 profiles of world-renowned thought leaders including Nobel Prize winners, scientists and entrepreneurs, and the most innovative thinkers on the issues of health, energy, education, the environment and the economy.

In 2008, after working alongside top executives from NASA, Boeing, IBM, Hill & Knowlton, UBS Financial, AstraZeneca, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Leslie graduated Summa Cum Laude from  Seton Hall University  with a Master's degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership. This rigorous, executive development program offered a powerful and unique curriculum - linking leadership, organizational development and strategic communication - in a highly interactive team-based learning environment. Seton Hall University is considered among the top 125 universities in the nation by US News & World Report, and has one of the most diverse student populations in the country, representing 50 states and 74 countries.

In 2014, Leslie unveiled a new website for the Zagat -rated, fine dining French restaurant,  Bleu Provence . In 2015, her print advertisement was featured in Wine Spectator 's 'The World's Greatest Wine Lists' annual issue, which boasts over 3 million print subscribers worldwide.  Bleu is one of only 89 restaurants in the world to be honored with 'The Grand Award'.

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