Leesa possesses extensive experience in operations and human resources. She is a strong leader and solid HR generalist with a focus on HR strategy and partnership; talent acquisition; learning and development; and employee engagement. Leesa is passionate about the customer and employee experience driving strong business results.
With an HR background in retail and manufacturing, she has helped organizations achieve their business goals by drawing a “line of sight” between business objectives and individual employee behavior and contributions. Her ability to assess and build strategies and collaborate cross functionally allow her to implement solid solutions to complex challenges.
As a customer experience reinvention expert and change leader, Leesa has helped upscale retailers increase top line revenue. Leesa is skilled at communicating and relating to others; understanding employee motivation; and revealing the knowledge, skills and abilities of both groups and individuals. She has worked closely with the Great Place To Work Institute to help her clients create workplace cultures that result in outstanding business performance.
As an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Leesa is committed to the development and mentoring of future HR leaders. She is a member of Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut (HRACC), Human Capital Institute (HCI), and eWomenNetwork.
Leesa holds a BS in Business Management from Northeastern University. Additionally, she has earned the following advanced certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP); Engagement, Collaboration and Retention; Benefits & Pension; and Master Trainer.