Leslie Talmadge

VP, Member Relations

Leslie Talmadge is a marketing leader and P&L manager with a strong history of generating revenue, developing products, and building brands for consumers and businesses in the U.S. and across global markets. She is data-driven and creative with deep expertise managing recurring revenue.  As a leader, she champions growth, service, and innovation with empathy and humor.

Her background includes leadership positions in financial services and media. After business school, her marketing career started at American Express on the new product development team where she created and launched new features for Consumer Cards. After American Express, she started her own company and her first project was developing new revenue streams for The Economist, their first brand extension in their 167-year history.  She has led teams changed with attracting new audiences and subscribers at the Financial Times, National Geographic Partners, and created a content strategy to deepen engagement among top contributing members at the US Chamber of Commerce.

For the past three years, she has served on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run-DC, a leadership development program for girls 8 to 13 where she heads the Communications Committee.  She holds a BA from Boston University in International Relations and Art history and an MBA from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in marketing.

She lives in Washington, DC with her two children Ben (18) and Natalie (12) and one boisterous lab mix, Willis.  She enjoys running, traveling, reading, and photography.


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