Leslie Sarasin

President and CEO, Food Marketing Institute

Leslie G. Sarasin is the president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). FMI is a trade association that serves as the voice of food retail, assisting its food retail and wholesale members in their role of feeding families and enriching lives, as well as the companies that supply goods and services to the industry. Under her leadership, FMI has emerged as a member-centered organization, helping food retailing venues find new and future-facing ways of feeding families and enriching lives. Leslie holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego and a B.A. in economics from Smith College. Additional leadership roles include membership on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100 and active participation in the International Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C., an organization for which she currently serves as president.