About Leslie Ann Howard

A native Pennsylvanian, Leslie was born in Easton and attended Lafayette College there. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology in 1976 and went on to earn her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1979. She has been a resident of Madison ever since. An advocate for collaboration and change in the health and human service delivery system, Leslie has spent a lifetime working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector. Her focus includes issues related to education, safety and health. Leslie has been president and chief executive officer of United Way of Dane County since 1989. The organization has grown from a campaign of $5.5 million in 1989 to over $20 million in 2013.
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Challenge of change pt. 2

Blogger and CEO of the United Way of Dane County continues her step-by-step guide to organizational change.
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Challenge of change

Change isn't always easy. But sometimes it is necessary. Blogger and CEO of the United Way Dane County, Leslie Ann Howard, has a few suggestions that will make you organizational transition as easy as possible.
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4 keys to attracting and retaining top talent

2014 is almost in the books and many business owners are figuring out what they want in the new year. Blogger Leslie Ann Howard tells us why you should also be looking at ways to keep the talent you already have.
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Shared meaning

Blogger and United Way of Dane County CEO, Leslie Ann Howard, shares the best business advice she's ever gotten.
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The four keys to attracting and retaining top talent

Businesses are in competition for everything from product to customers and especially talent. The Business Blog's newest writer, Dane County United Way president and CEO, Leslie Ann Howard shares four tips for attracting and retaining top talent.
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