Leslie manages the complex financial needs of a vibrant organization that receives both government and private funding.
Prior to Elemental Excelerator
Leslie began her career in Chicago with Arthur Andersen, one of the big six public accounting firms. Her experience with financial statement auditing and individual tax planning led her to Diversified Financial Management Corp., which she left in 2012 as a vice president. In 2013, she and her husband relocated to Honolulu, where Leslie was the Chief Financial Officer with Alston, Hunt, Floyd, & Ing and most recently was with Honolulu Civil Beat. Prior to starting her professional career, Leslie graduated from DePauw University with degrees in English Literature and Political Science. While building her career in Chicago, she also earned Masters degrees in Accounting and Psychology. Outside of Chicago and Honolulu, Leslie has lived briefly in Vienna, Austria and Tortola, B.V.I.
Outside of the office
You can find her underwater or up in the mountains. Leslie has been an avid scuba diver for decades, and moving to Honolulu revealed a hidden passion for hiking.