Board Work & Experience
As a former CEO, I have walked in the shoes of the leader. As a director, I am able to partner with the CEO, constructively offering counsel while fully understanding that their role is “24/7”. I’ve been their “eyes and ears” while offering support and guidance to their management teams as well.
As CEO and board member, I build relationships with other board members, as we collaborate in expertise for the betterment of the company.
As a mentor, I inspire leadership teams and assist in generating thought-provoking ideas and concepts.
I also believe in giving back while engaging in and supporting my community, providing non-profit board work, in addition to volunteering.
Former CEO and Director of national apparel specialty chain with E-Commerce and brick & mortar boutiques serving the African American plus-size woman.
Former CEO and Director of his home décor speciality chain with E-commerce website, brick & mortar boutiques, and mail order catalogue serving an affluent Baby Boomer.
Corporator for community bank lending executive and management expertise.
Tapestry Health Systems
Board member serving on the finance committee. Tapestry’s programs supports women of all incomes with their health care needs, provides WIC assistance for Springfield, MA and works to combat addiction for all people in Western MA.
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
Serving as board member for multi-functional community housing and financial literacy organization.
Community Health Programs
Serving as board member of large county-wide health care system.
Berkshire Business and Professional Women. President of the organization.
The Boston Club: Serve on the Strategic Planning Committee.
Community Volunteer: as pitch contest judge and mentor for several entrepreneurial groups.
Wellesley College: Class Secretary.
Interim CEO Roles
Joyce Leslie: A fast-fashion junior specialty chain. Worked with a restructuring firm to sell the business.
Country Curtains: Activated from the board to become CEO during a very troubled time. Worked closely with board members to preserve shareholder value.