Leslie is the President and Chief Executive Officer at The Food Industry Association. Prior to joining FMI, she spent 19 years at the American Frozen Food Institute, serving as president and CEO for the last nine of those years. She also held positions at the National Yogurt Association, Frozen Potato Products Institute, International Frozen Food Association, National Food Brokers Association, Crest International Corporation and Salomon Brothers. Leslie holds a JD from the University of San Diego and a BA in economics from Smith College.
Total store collaboration is a core strategic pillar of FMI, and serves as a way to describe our approach to fostering partnerships among trading partners, including retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, and brokers in the retail food industry. Our investment in general merchandise and health and beauty care is consistent with the fulfillment of this vision.