President, Fletcher Wright Associates
Through the nomination process, the judges heard a lot about Leslie. They were told that she’d “done more to advance and build the meetings and events industry in Canada than anyone else.” Someone else said if the meetings industry was a corporation, she would be the CEO. Another peer pointed out that she has improved the way the industry conducts its day-to-day business, added to its foundation, and left a legacy. For more than 25 years, Leslie has guided MPI Toronto and SITE Canada presidents, committees, young leaders, and industry newcomers. She has mentored many; shown and shared great wisdom; and is renowned for being the calm, capable eye of any event storm. She is the gold standard.