THYL CEO Round Table with Rachel Leslie
February 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Make plans to join us for our FIRST CEO Roundtable of the year.
With the 2018 Legislative Session currently underway, Rachel J. Leslie is busy at the Indiana Statehouse, serving as a registered lobbyist and advocate for West Central Indiana and the clients of RJL Solutions. In this CEO Roundtable, you will learn more about the short session, the bills being pushed, the world of lobbying and advocating, and how it all affects you.
Rachel J. Leslie holds a Master of Leadership Development degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a B.S. degree in Speech Communications, Public Relations and Journalism from Indiana State University. She is a graduate of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Executive Association Chamber University, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management and the Indiana Leadership Forum. She served the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce in many capacities for seven years, including Executive Vice President, and as the Vice President for External Relations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for five years.
She participates on a large number of community and professional boards and committees, which include the Vigo County Education Foundation, Rural Health Innovation Collaborative, Hamilton Center, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, the Terre Haute Regional Airport Board Authority, and more.
Through Leslie’s work in the Chamber of Commerce profession, higher education, government relations and various community board and development initiatives, she has a broad scope of understanding on how various industries and both private and public sectors can collaborate for maximum results. She founded the Terre Haute Young Leaders, co-founded the Wabash Valley Leadership Institute and worked behind the scenes on many community development initiatives such as Terre Haute’s recognition as “Community of the Year” named by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in 2010. Recently, she initiated the Terre Haute Women in Washington group to build momentum around women leaders engaging in public policy and led a group of 15 women on a two-day journey on Capitol Hill. During her time at the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, she led the largest membership drive in Indiana with over 100 volunteers and over 200 signed members in just two days. However, although these accomplishments are significant, she is most proud of her work with helping young professionals find avenues for community engagement. Learn more about Rachel and her team at rjlsolutions.com