Leslie Mooney joined CCAC in October 2013 as the second executive director in its history. Leslie has several years of experience in non-profit and museum management, having been Director of Development of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center prior to her time at CCAC. After completing her bachelor’s degree in history at Georgetown College, Leslie lived in Temuco, Chile where she taught English. She has held research and education positions at the US Department of Justice and the Boston History & Innovation Collaborative. She received her master’s degree in Public History from Northeastern University, with a focus in non-profit management and women’s history.
Her passion for the arts began at a young age surrounded by a family who was always singing and performing. She was a member of several community productions in and around her hometown of Dixon, Kentucky as a child and received a partial theater scholarship to Georgetown College. Leslie began her career in educational programs and exhibition interpretation and has a personal mission to educate, connect and inspire communities to create a deeper and more fulfilling human experience.
In addition to her love of art and theater is a love of sports, food, and wine. She is an avid fan of FC Cincinnati, the Reds (and Red Sox), the Bengals (and, alas, the New England Patriots). Her husband, Brendan, is a Massachusetts native, chef, and father extraordinaire to their four sons: Graeme, Colin, Quinn, and Eamon. They happily reside in Clifton.
You can reach Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org.