Leslie works with national clients to bring conferences, conventions and meetings to Grand Rapids. She promotes our city and our organization from her home base in Washington DC, where she coordinates and participates in local events and trade shows to generate interest and bookings.
Leslie came to Experience Grand Rapids in 2015 from positions with the Detroit Convention Visitors and Bureau, Reno Tahoe USA and Grand Sierra Resort. “I started working in a hotel in college and liked it so much I never left the industry,” she says.
A devoted animal lover, Leslie volunteers for the Wildlife Rescue League and names her dogs as her favorite travel companions. (She urges like-minded travelers to check out dog-friendly spots in Grand Rapids.) Her favorite travel destination is the Mayan Riviera.
Leslie Hastings, National Sales Manager
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