Leslie Winthrop, often times characterized as the "Madison Avenue Matchmaker," joined the Advertising Agency Register (now AAR Partners) in 1980, to help launch the AAR concept in the United States. Leslie has personally conducted over 1,500 successful agency searches since co-founding AAR North America. Leslie has counseled top executives in virtually every field and is dedicated to ensuring that each client-agency relationship is strong, successful, and long lasting.
Since 2005, she has gone one step further to support the agency's new business department by co-founding a powerful new business resource tool, called Access Confidential, which has become the ‘go-to’ central intelligence hub for the new business executive.
Being dedicated to only the business world isn’t enough for Leslie. She has served as Chair of the Marketing Communications Group of the UJA Federation of New York, past President and Foundation Chair of The Advertising Club (of New York), past Governor and still serves on the Executive Member Committee of District Two, AAF, has sat on the Board of Directors of the University Settlement House, and has held a Corporate Seat on the National Board of Directors of the American Advertising Federation.
Leslie earned a BA in 1970 and an MBA in marketing in 1972 from Baruch College of the City University of New York.