Leslie has over 25 years of hospitality experience working in both the food service and hotel industry. Throughout her career, she has been in leadership roles in Human Resources, Training and Development, and Operations. Prior to joining True Connection Communities, Leslie was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Training for Red Roof Inns where she was the strategic leader for brand culture, talent acquisition, compensation/benefits, employee relations and performance management for the company-managed portfolio of assets. Additionally, she was responsible for quality and talent development initiatives for 600+ company-managed and franchise locations across the brand.

Leslie has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wright State University. She has also  earned her SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional) and ATD-CPTD (Association for Talent Development-Certified Professional in Training and Development).

What drew you to senior living?

“Throughout my life I’ve always been passionate about the well-being of others and finding ways to make others feel special. Simple acts of kindness, compassion, a caring heart, and a genuine interest in others are gifts I know I can share. I treasure my memories with my grandparents – from pot roast Sundays to family photos taken on the living room couch, playing cards together, or a simple hug to warm the soul, I know that memories are formed in unexpected ways. The residents and staff at our senior living communities become family to us and I love being a part of the memories and stories shared.”