Business Development Associate
Leslie Dingmann started as a Business Development Associate with GSDC in September 2013. In this role, she assists the Business Development Director with activities to facilitate business retention, expansion, and attraction and provides administrative and office management support for the organization.
Leslie’s past experience includes working as the Economic Development Specialist with the City of Big Lake. In this role, she helped facilitate over $17 million in new business investment in Big Lake through business retention and attraction.
She grew up in the St. Cloud area and earned her BA degree in Community Development from St. Cloud State University and her MA degree in Urban and Regional Studies and Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Leslie received her Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from the National Development Council in 2008.
Leslie’s family includes her husband Mark and two young boys; Easton and Mason. They enjoy family vacations and spending time with extended family. Leslie’s big dream is to experience the intriguing rock statues on Easter Island. She also loves photography.
When asked what she likes about her work at GSDC, Leslie replied, “Being able to work with some of the most sincere and innovative business/community leaders who share the same passion I have of improving opportunities in the Greater St. Cloud area. The organization’s strategic initiatives offer a more broad-based approach to economic development that will enable our region to continue to prosper, and I am fortunate to be able to be part of it!”