Leslie Wilson is Program Manager for the AAVMC. She is a seasoned meeting planner with over 10 years of experience planning and coordinating event logistics, developing and managing budgets and building and maintaining relationships with vendors and facilities. Before joining the AAVMC, she served as a contracted Strategic Event Planner with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prior to that position, she worked at the Embassy of Canada for five-and-a-half years as the Relocation and Visits Coordinator, where she managed coordination of visits to the D.C. area by Canadian diplomats, members of the Office of the Prime Minister, and other dignitaries. She also oversaw the clearance process for Canadian aircraft and weapons entering the United States.
Before that, Ms. Wilson provided public relations support for the Washington Capitals and the Washington Nationals sports teams. She also conducted an internship in former Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams’ Office.
Leslie holds a B.A. in Communications from Bowie State University, where she served as editor of her college newspaper. She is a D.C. native and lives in Maryland with her husband and two dogs, a Jack Russel/Beagle mix named Raki and a three-pound Pomeranian named Bruiser.