Leslie Maxie

Founder of Maxie Media Group, 1988 US Olympian, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Journalist, Host/MC, Media Trainer & Influencer

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1988 US Olympian and media professional Leslie Maxie is a born entrepreneur and no stranger to achievement or pushing herself to optimal performance.

Leslie began her media career as a reporter. Over the years, she has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, including Jesse Owens, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Serena Williams, Barry Bonds, and Mike Tyson. She did this while being the 1st professional athlete to cover the world's premier entertainment and sporting events outside her primary sport.

Over the last decade, Maxie has executed a strategic move from broadcaster to Media Maven as Principal/Founder of Maxie Media Group (MMG). MMG has quietly lent its expertise to shape the narrative of and provide media training and crisis communications to several influential clients and corporations. Companies MMG has advised under this umbrella include Viacom Networks, the 2014 Super Bowl Planning Committee representing the NFL's Commissioner's Office, Toyota Motor Corp, Red Bull GmbH and Red Bull Racing Formula 1, NASCAR, the NY Jets, Major League Baseball executives, Miss New Jersey Pageant, and several fortune 100 © executives.

In addition to speaker training, MMG has provided brand and strategic counsel to global influencers; Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement, two-time gold medalist, Olympic legend Dr. Edwin Moses, World Rugby Hall of Famer, and Women's Sports Foundation 2021 President Phaidra Knight, 3x Olympian Lea Davison, among others.

Maxie is the Founder of the Not Your Mama's 50 Movement, a lifestyle brand for women 50+ who are MidLove Sisters, AKA midlife and LOVING it! She has built a dynamic community that includes brand partnerships, travel, innovative products, and content creation.

Leslie is a mom to two adult children, Andrea (29) and Nick (27). She cherishes time with her attorney and award-winning photographer husband, Phillip Dowdell, enjoying nature's beauty and capturing iconic shots worldwide.

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I always knew you were the perfect person to host this series, but last night it became crystal clear why that is so. Thank you for the professionalism, intelligence, compassion and grace you brought to the conversation. We were blessed to have you on our stage. I look forward to many more special evenings.

David DiCerto
Director of Programming, Sheen Center