Leslie Doyle is the Founder and CEO of Leslie B. Doyle & Co, a strategic development consulting company that specializes in advancing growth and impact for nonprofits, cultural institutions, iconic brands, and entrepreneurs.
Leslie left her corporate career in the music industry 20 years ago to answer a larger calling to make a difference in the world. She served in senior executive roles at a number of organizations including The New York Society for Ethical Culture, Dance Theatre of Harlem, LIFEbeat, Music Fights HIV/AIDS, and A Better Chance. Some of these became her clients.
Over the years, Leslie has helped raise millions of dollars, garnered global awareness, and mobilized public support for a variety of causes including AIDS, social justice, human rights, climate change, LGBTQ rights, arts, and education. In 2015, she spearheaded the Know Your Status Stage® campaign for LIFEbeat, which earned a Gold EFFIE Award for marketing and communications effectiveness. (LIFEbeat/Grey).
Ms. Doyle began her career at Motown Records. Spotting an opportunity to develop a new revenue pipeline, she established the first dance music department for the label and achieved top-three market share ranking for 12-inch sales the U.S in one year. Subsequently, she headed the dance music department for A&M Records, and then established the first Crossover-Radio division at Elektra Entertainment, a Warner Music Group label.
Leslie pioneered Magic Sessions, the first breakout party of Winter Music Conference in Miami. The event featuring world-renowned DJ's, became a “must attend” annual social affair that attracted 4,500+ industry tastemakers and music fans from all over the world. Magic Sessions was considered the catalyst that spawned thousands of other parties and Ultra Music Festival during Winter Music Week. It was featured in Liquid Vinyl Movie, a documentary film about how DJ’s became superstars. Magic Sessions had a 16 year run and toured to London, San Francisco, New York, and Atlanta.
Leslie Doyle currently serves on the Board of Princeton in Latin America, and on the Board of United Social Services Inc. of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Her enduring loves include her husband Neal, hip-hop culture, travel, and the Caribbean Sea.