Leslie Garrett joined CSF as Marketing and Communications Director in July 2015. Leslie brings more than 15 years of combined marketing, communications and public relations experience. In this role, her primary area of focus is to establish and implement CSF’s marketing strategies to increase brand awareness.
Prior to joining CSF, Leslie was Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at Intersections Inc. During her five year tenure, Leslie played a pivotal role serving as the primary in-house media relations and corporate communications liaison where her efforts helped to secure media interviews with top-tier news outlets such as CNN and NBC. She also served as co-chair for the Intersections Corporate Charity Committee which helped to raise funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals nationwide through small and large events such as their annual golf tournament.
Before working for Intersections, Leslie spent 10 years at AOL where she successfully led multiple offline and online acquisition marketing campaigns and was awarded the Excellence in Action Award and earned a spot on the Designated Top Talent list two years in a row.
Leslie’s passion for the outdoors comes from her father who taught her the traditions of hunting and fishing and the importance of conservation. Leslie holds a degree from Saint Leo University and enjoys SEC football (Go DAWGS!), NASCAR, horseback riding, and spending time with her husband and three children in their hometown of Lovettsville, VA.
Your opinion counts
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?Vote Here
- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (5.33%)
- Increase access to public lands. (24.86%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (4.00%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.02%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (42.98%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.80%)