Leslie Downie

Director of Marketing

Leslie joined DI in 2004 and currently leads the company’s marketing efforts, including communications, media relations, advertising, industry events, and online presence.

In this role, she works with the Executive and Client Solutions teams to continue our proud legacy of high client satisfaction and ongoing development of new solutions to improve client deliverables. This legacy is driven by our collective passion and pride in developing exceptional client relations, a thorough understanding of each client’s business, and ensuring DI is making them successful in every way.

In her nearly 10 years at DI, Leslie has gained well-rounded experience in areas such as project management, account management and development, client service, and establishment of strategic partnerships. Her drive for excellent client service has been a consistent thread through every position.

Leslie began her career in Washington, DC, in membership relations and development for non-profit lobbying organizations, including the International Franchise Association. Just prior to joining DI, she led the day-to-day DC operations of Lewis & Clark’s association research division.