What I do outside of my volunteer commitments with JAZZ.FM91’s Board:
I have over 35 years of experience in the employee benefits industry, working initially with a major group insurance and group retirement plan provider for 12 years. For the past 25 years, and counting, I have served as the President and CEO of The Leslie Group Limited. The Leslie Group’s primary focus is on the management of group insurance and group retirement plans for corporations.
I founded The Leslie Group Limited in 1992 with an objective of increasing value for Canadian organizations in the employee benefits/ human resources area. We have over 650 clients located all across Canada, representing over 40,000 full-time employees. JAZZ.FM91 has been a client of The Leslie Group since 2002. We have donated back any profits from our work plus we also make further donations.
The Leslie Group continues to support many other organizations and causes , such as True Patriot Love ( I was previously co-fundraising chairman for five years ), Covenant House , Our Children’s Medicine , Beautiful World Canada to name a few of the charities we support .
I have a B.A. from the University of Manitoba and I am a Charted Life Underwriter ( CLU ) .
Why I support JAZZ.FM91:
I have been a donor, advertiser, jazz lover and dedicated supporter of JAZZ.FM91 since 2002. This radio station is the only radio station in Canada dedicated to the promotion and preservation of jazz. JAZZ.FM91 has been promoting and playing jazz 24 hours a day with little disruption from advertising and has helped a resurgence in the public popularity of jazz. In addition to playing the best jazz in the world, JAZZ.FM91 provides essential support to jazz musicians and the jazz community, educates youth and adults, provides space for young musicians to perform and gain experience.