Leslie Elgood, Senior Consultant

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Leslie Elgood is a senior consultant for NMCC.  She has served as a member of NMCC’s management team since 2005. She has 24 years of hands-on senior management, fundraising and organizational development experience within higher education, cultural organizations, social services, religious and health care agencies. Leslie is focused on building non-profits with strong bottom line objectives that are directly engaged in the economic and social success of the region. She spends a good deal of her personal and professional energy working on issues central to the building of a sustainable economy for New Mexico.

Previously, Leslie served as Director of Development and President of the University of New Mexico Foundation. Prior to moving to New Mexico in 1999, she was Director of Development and General Manager for SFBS (Catholic Charities in N. California), and Executive Director of Sutter Hospitals (Foundation), California’s second largest not-for-profit health care system. She also served as a program officer for the Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan. Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Michigan and a master’s certification in book publishing from New York University.