Leslie Goodman

Senior Vice President + Volunteer + Lobbyist
Born 1959

Leslie Goodman is the current Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy, Walt Disney Company. She is in charge of the company's community outreach, education programs, enviorenmental affairs, volunteer efforts, as well as The Walt Disney Foundation. Before assuming her current position, she was the chief spokesperson and lobbyist for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Leslie Goodman.


1959 Birth Born in 1959.


1981 22 Years Old She grew up in New York City and graduated from Stanford University in 1981 with a degree in broadcast journalism and international relations. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old In 1986, Leslie headed to Washington DC to work as associate commissioner for public affairs at the Social Security Administration. … Read More
1988 29 Years Old In 1988, she hit the campaign trail again as director of media outreach for the Bush/Quayle campaign. … Read More


1991 32 Years Old 1 More Event
She served in that position until Chairman Atwater's death in 1991.
1993 34 Years Old In December of 1993, she headed back to California when then Governor Pete Wilson hired her as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications.
1996 37 Years Old She took a brief leave of absence in 1996 when she was chosen for a fellowship at Harvard University's School of Politics. As part of the fellowship, she conducted a study group on political communications. Nothing was published as a result of her work. In February of 1997, Leslie stepped down from the governor's office, and became a freelance consultant, specializing in political campaigns, legislative advocacy, and crisis communications.


2000 41 Years Old Some of her more noteworthy clients included the Bush for President campaign (she was a senior advisor on the campaign's West Coast operations) and the 2000 Republican National Convention, where she served as Director of Communications. … Read More
2001 42 Years Old In 2001, Leslie was hired by then-Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Paul Pressler to serve as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications for the business unit. … Read More
2004 45 Years Old In 2004, after an executive shuffle, her title changed to Executive Vice President, Worldwide Public Affairs, Parks and Resorts. … Read More


2010 51 Years Old In April 2010, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, the Walt Disney Company. … Read More
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