Leslie spent her career strengthening and supporting the communities in her home state of Texas and across the U.S. Leslie became the firm’s eighth CEO in history in 2024.
An entrepreneur at heart, she joined our company in the late 1990s as an engineer in the Houston office’s transmission and distribution services group, inspired by the employee ownership model. Since then, she’s held numerous leadership positions and helped establish six offices.
She helped expand the firm’s customer base from one local Houston client to more than 650 local, regional and national clients in the industrial, refining, chemical, manufacturing and power utility markets. During her tenure, the business delivered over $5 billion in engineering, procurement, construction, environmental and consulting services from the region.
Leslie is passionate about giving back and encourages those around her to do the same. She supports organizations including:
I was run over by a Volkswagen beetle in a McDonald's parking lot when I was 3 years old. I can solve the Rubik's cube. My husband Travis and I owned a ‘New Mexican’ food restaurant many years ago.
The work we do is extraordinary. Everything we touch is making the world a better place to live, work and play.
The people I get to work with. Every day I meet a new employee-owner. Their backgrounds are all so diverse, so unique. Each brings a new, refreshing and often global perspective to the work we do and drivers fueling it.