Leslie Thomas


What do you really do at work?
In my role as Executive Director for the American Society of Neuroimaging and the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, I consider it a privilege to work closely with the volunteer leaders of these organizations, and develop ways to ensure they are fully equipped to govern their societies successfully.

Describe your Perfect Day.
In the middle of a forest, on a blanket with a good book near a stream, with birds chirping on a warm, sunny day.

What’s your Superpower?
My ability to stay calm, think clearly and create order when confronted with chaos. .

What’s your life motto?
It’s very simple: Do what you say you’re going to do.

What inspires you?
Problems inspire me to dream up creative solutions.

Leslie brings over ten years of non-profit experience with her and has had the opportunity to work in a number of different roles at GMP, allowing her to be a jack-of-all-trades. Her favorite things about association management are developing professional relationships with her members, governance and meeting planning. Leslie loves to learn from others and frequently attends industry seminars and events where she takes away useful nuggets of best practice wisdom and ideas that she shares with her volunteer leaders.

If Leslie were not working in associations, she would be an investigator because she is resourceful and loves to “look into things”. When she’s not working, Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband and their three naughty cats and has recently tried her hand at gardening.