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LESLIE FRIEBERT

leslie@forgepr.com

Leslie brings more than 15 years of PR and communications experience having worked both in-house and at agencies in Chicago and New York. She has vast knowledge and an extensive range of experience managing accounts for a wide array of clients including Bacardi, Blue Chair Bay Rum, TJ Maxx / Marshalls, Gaiam, ZED451, Charter Oak Wine, ALDI, vitaminwater, Tribune Events Group, The Gettys Group and more. 

 

She has assisted and led the development of an array of integrated public relations programs that include traditional and digital media relations, social media, celebrity and corporate partnerships, and events and trade show management. Leslie has a deep understanding of how and why spreading meaningful messages is key to successful communications programs and strives to strategically analyze every media opportunity, partnership and tactic in an effort to engage with press and consumers in a meaningful and impactful way.

 

Leslie is a committee member for the Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award and she sits on the board of Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC), Chicago's first domestic violence services program. She is also serving as co-chair for CAWC's 2020 annual fundraiser gala, Sounds of Silence. 

 

Leslie received her BA from The George Washington University with concentrations in Women’s Studies and Journalism. 

 

She loves to travel, try new foods and cocktails, take in as much live music as possible and most importantly spend time with her family, friends and pups. 

 

 

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