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Leslie Kimball

Executive Director

During her 21 years with, Kimball led the development and implementation of programming and communications campaigns for the not-for-profit. These campaigns include the rebranding of in 2015, the organization’s 20th Anniversary celebration in 2011, and the Ask Listen Learn and Talk Early and parenting influencer initiatives.

As Executive Director, Kimball leads the organization’s team of 15 professionals. Prior to her role as Executive Director, Kimball served as chief of communications and branding for DISCUS and in a shared services capacity, where she oversaw all communications work and built an award-winning, in-house team that helped achieve meaningful growth in reach and revenue for both organizations.

Leslie previously worked in Communications and External Affairs at The Brookings Institution. She and her husband live in Bethesda, MD with their daughter and son. She serves as the Vice Chair of Best Buddies Capital Region and the Advisory Board of her children’s school.

Shaquille O’Neal’s nickname for her is “Boss Lady.”