Leslie Russell Winder

Leslie Russell Winder of The ROZ Group brings a dynamic set of experiences to her oversight role with the ROZ Group team.  Prior to joining the team, Leslie served as Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Cindy Bass.  In this role she was responsible for managing and directing staff and activities of the office.  She also acted as the office liaison with Council members, developed briefing materials and managed the development of constituent resource information.

Prior to the City Council role, Leslie worked with Communally (formerly known as Solution for Progress, Inc.) as Director of Strategic Partnerships.  The mission-driven technology company used practical application of innovative technology, public policy expertise, and community outreach to deliver a unique web-based service that addressed complex problems of poverty. During her tenure, she developed systems for a national deployment and successfully grew market to a five-state network. 

Earlier in her career, Leslie spent 20 years in the hotel meetings and convention industry where she served as Convention Sales Manager and National Account Manager for major hotels like Marriott Corporation and Omni Hotels. 

A civically-committed person, Leslie has served on the board of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) and West Mt. Airy Neighbors.  She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Hampton University in Hampton, VA.