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Leslie Simmons

Marketing Strategist

If you’ve been around the fresh produce industry long enough, Leslie Simmons is someone who doesn’t need an introduction. Leslie is joining DMA Solutions with over 10 years of experience working in the fresh produce industry, as well as another six years working in advertising and marketing. 

While her roots in the fresh produce industry began in marketing, Leslie has touched all aspects of the supply chain during her tenure - from food safety to logistics and trade show planning to sales and operations. She also has been heavily involved with industry associations supporting leadership, mentorship and elevating women in business. She has served as a career ambassador for PMA, on SEPC’s Marketing Board, on CGT’s Women’s Fresh Perspectives Committee (as a member and co-chair), and recently on United Fresh’s Leadership Alumni Board.

Leslie currently resides in New York city and loves spending time outdoors with her husband, 7-year-old daughter and their dog. She loves a party with a solid theme, cooking, crafting, singing, and dancing.

Leslie's Enneagram Number

2 The Helper

Leslie's Top 5 Strengths:

1. Woo
2. Communication
3. Activator
4. Strategic
5. Futuristic

Leslie's Archetype

Gabby_archetype (002)




Fun Facts About Leslie:

What are your road trip snacking essentials?
Apples, granola bars & water!
What is your favorite country that you’ve traveled to?
Italy! It’s truly a magical place with an incredible blend of food, wine, art, history, culture and natural beauty. 
What is your favorite wine?
“Orin Swift.” He was the original maker behind Prisoner wine and now makes incredible reds. I highly recommend!