Director, Event Logistics
As Director of Event Logistics, Leslie Owen works on the RMA owned Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships and The Bulleit Bourbon Derby DayClub, as well as plans customized, impactful client events. Her background in managing events and experience in nonprofit fundraising has provided her with strong customer service, budget management, and organizational skills. Leslie is passionate about events and loves having a job where she can be creative.
For over ten years, Leslie worked for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona where she oversaw their fundraising efforts, including the annual Dancing with the Stars Arizona gala. Leslie organized the highest-achieving Dancing with the Stars Arizona event, which raised more than $920,000 for patient programs and services. Additionally, she implemented a strategic plan for the Kidney Walk, the organization’s largest event, that resulted in a 300% growth in attendance over three years.
Leslie received her bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. She continued to pursue educational opportunities through her involvement with AFP and PMI. In addition to planning events, she oversees the day to day office administration, including the company’s accounting.
Originally from California, Leslie enjoys camping and fishing, recurve archery, and visiting any venue with live music. She is an active volunteer and dabbles in photography in her spare time.