Leslie Sweet, Director of Public Affairs, H-E-B Grocery Company
As director of Public Affairs for H-E-B in Central Texas, Leslie Sweet is responsible for coordinating the company’s community and public relations efforts in the region, with statewide strategic program responsibilities. Leslie is passionate about food education and understanding the farming process from the roots on up. She has traveled from produce fields in California to coffee fields in Panama, expanding her agricultural knowledge and experience. She is on the advisory board of the Texas Organic Agricultural Industry where she assists the Texas Department of Agriculture in promoting the organic agricultural industry. Prior to joining the Texas-based grocery retailing company, she served as a community liaison for SBC in Austin, TX for five years. Leslie holds a B.A. from Baylor University and is finishing her M.B.A. from The University of Dallas. She is also a graduate of Leadership Austin, class of 2006. Aside from enjoying her current role with H-E-B, Leslie celebrates the joy in each day with her husband Reid and two young daughters, Adeline and Lilah, living in Austin, TX.