Leslie A. Mardenborough became interested in Holmes as a grandmother looking for a program to share with her grandchildren. Grandparent/Grandchild camp was the first experience in 2009 and 2010. Her grandchildren returned for summer camp experiences. Leslie joined the Holmes Board for a time and continues to enjoy the Holmes Women’s retreat and Presbytery meetings at Holmes.
Leslie was a delegate to the PCUSA General Assembly in 2014 and will be the Moderator of Hudson River Presbytery in 2016. She is a member of the White Plains Presbyterian Church where she has served on numerous boards and service groups. Although focused now on these activities, Leslie formerly served on a number of not-for-profit boards and is an Emeritus Trustee for Albright College.
Leslie focuses on helping organizations align human resources with business strategies. Ms. Mardenborough was formerly Vice President, Human Resources at The New York Times Company, which publishes The New York Times and The Boston Globe, sports and leisure magazines, and operates television and radio stations. Ms. Mardenborough joined The Times in 1981 and progressed from Director of Employee Relations, to establish the position of Group Personnel Director for the firm’s magazine group. She was named Director of Corporate Personnel in 1987, and elected Vice President in 1990.
In 1989 she completed the Program for Developing Executives at the Simmons College Graduate School of Management and completed her term as President of the Board of Directors for the school’s Alumnae Association in 1996. Ms. Mardenborough, recognized in 1990 by EBONY magazine as one of the “100 of the Best and Brightest Black Women in Corporate America,” is listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans, and received an honorary doctorate from Albright College in 1990.
Holmes is proud to recognize Leslie’s contributions to faith development as a camper, camper grandparent, regional church leader and cheerleader.