Leslie Bonds

President, DIR

Ms. Bonds began her career at DIR as the Publications Manager and was appointed President in January 1997. She is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization in accordance to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC), the Minnesota Society of Association Executives, and the National Association for Female Executives. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

Ms. Bonds has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work in the Supplier Diversity industry. She has volunteered for the Minneapolis Public Schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and has mentored students at Humboldt Junior High.