Leslie is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication at California State University, Long Beach, teaching Public Relations Management and Campaigns (J471). Leslie has more than 13 years of experience in the public relations industry – both in corporate and agency settings. Specializing in the healthcare sector, she has extensive background in the areas of strategic program development, direct-to-consumer campaigns (branded and unbranded) and writing.
Prior to founding her own consultancy, Leslie served as Vice President in the Health Practice at Hill & Knowlton’s Los Angeles office where she led the Mentor (Johnson & Johnson) account and played a key role in other marquee accounts, including Pfizer and Amgen. Prior to joining Hill and Knowlton, Leslie led the overall strategic direction and brand management programs for Allergan’s facial aesthetics portfolio, including BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, VIVITÉ and PREVAGE MD.
Leslie donates a portion of her time to a number of non-profit organizations in support of animal rescue. Leslie holds a B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in journalism with an emphasis in public relations.
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JOUR 471 – PUB RELATIONS MGMT & CAMPAIGNS – M/W – 8-9:50AM – SPA-104
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