Leslie Lerude

Senior Vice President, People & Culture, Kokua Hospitality & Chartres Lodging


Leslie is a 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry who brings multifaceted leadership in human resources, internal communications and operations management. As the prior Senior Vice President, People & Culture for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Vice President, People for Revolution Foods, her expertise includes employee relations, talent management, employee branding and communications, aligning emotional intelligence with business results and culture-building practices. Leslie’s fluent Spanish-speaking skills are useful to convey meaningful messages to a diverse employee population. She is a collaborative, trusted leader valued for helping organizations understand the impact and importance of employee engagement and company culture. Leslie resides in San Francisco with her husband, Dan and her two cats, Zeke and Zola.