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Leslie leads clients through the location modeling, site selection, and incentive procurement process. Her work includes managing new facility development, expansion, consolidation, and relocation of Fortune 500, life sciences, manufacturing, distribution, and information technology clients. Leslie has successfully closed transactions resulting in over $1.3 billion in capital investment and over 13,500 new jobs. Her expertise in negotiating and coordinating initiatives with economic development organizations, while synchronizing activities with government agencies provides a significant advantage to Ginovus clients throughout North America. Leslie is also a member of The Site Selectors Guild, an internationally recognized site selection organization. Members are peer-nominated, vetted, and must demonstrate significant professional location advisory experience.

Leslie brings over 25 years of experience to Ginovus clients in commercial real estate, project management, and development planning activities for governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Ginovus, Leslie worked with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation as a project manager and is a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national economic development events, and has authored articles in publications across the United States and Canada. Leslie provides council on community redevelopment, planning, job creation and retention, infrastructure, research and development, regulatory environment, and economic development incentive programs.



  • B.A., Business Administration,  Franklin College
  • Graduate, The Economic Development Institute, International Economic Development Council, University of Oklahoma
  • Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame inductee







  • December 2020 – Presented an economic development workshop on “The Site Selection Process” to Johnson County elected officials and board members
  • November 2020 – Was a panelist for the International Economic Development Council’s webinar “Successful pitches and RFP Responses: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
  • November 2020 – Presented at the Boone County Economic Development Corporation Annual Meeting
  • November 2020 – Was a panelist at the RecycleForce “What is Employment Social Enterprise and How Can They Help People Find Employment?” virtual event
  • May 2020 – Presented on “Site Due Diligence, Site Selection & Development” in a webinar hosted by the Veridus Group. Watch the webinar here using the password: 2z+54&%$.
  • January 2020 – Presented on “Marketing and Attraction” at the 2020 Indiana Economic Development Course offered by the Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.


  • Board Member and past President, IndyCREW
  • Passionate about mentoring young people
  • Loves sports – especially outdoors