President

Neleen Leslie | President

 

As President & CEO of NAGPS, Neleen coordinates the work of the Board of Directors and acts as the official spokesperson of the Association.

Neleen Leslie is a graduate student at The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where she is completing a PhD Mass Communication and a M.Ed. in Measurement and Statistics. Her research focuses on Multicultural Marketing Communication, Branding, Advertising and Intercultural Communication.

She is a native of the island of Jamaica where she lived, studied and worked prior to coming to the United States. She attended the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in International Business. Neleen also did a stint in the Jamaican marketing industry as Brand Manager at one of the country’s largest distributors.

After being awarded a Fulbright scholarship in July of 2010, Neleen moved to Tallahassee to pursue a MSc. in Integrated Marketing Communication. She earned her master’s degree in 2011 and started her current program in the spring of 2012.

Prior to being elected NAGPS President, Neleen served on the 2013 Board of Directors as Director of Communications. In addition to her work with NAGPS, Neleen is very involved in student life at FSU. She currently serves as Deputy Speaker for Communication in the 22nd Congress of Graduate Students, a position she has held since the 20th Congress. She also participates in the Global Ambassadors Program (GAP) organized by the Center for Global Engagement at Florida State University. As a GAP ambassador, Neleen visits local schools and community organizations to present information about the culture, customs and history of Jamaica.