Global Conference 2010
Chairman, Weber Shandwick
Jack Leslie is Chairman of the public relations/public affairs firm Weber Shandwick. He specializes in helping corporations, public institutions and prominent individuals to drive strategic campaigns. Leslie has advised many leading national and international figures of the last two decades; for example, he served as a communications crisis advisor to the N.Y.—N.J. Port Authority after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and to American Airlines after the attacks of September 11; to the Government of Colombia on narco-trafficking and terrorism; to the state of Florida on the shootings of foreign tourists. In 2009, President Obama appointed Leslie to serve as chairman of the board of directors of the U.S. African Development Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), among others. Leslie is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.