Leadership Initiatives

Executive Partner & Board Member

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Leslie Farnsworth


Leslie Farnsworth is the chief executive officer of FrogDog, a strategic marketing and communications consulting firm. Farnsworth founded the firm in 1997.

Starting and growing a company required Farnsworth to assume many roles, and over FrogDog’s nearly fourteen years in operation she has served nearly every corporate function. Today, FrogDog is a highly respected firm that serves clients throughout the United States, Western Europe, and Israel, and the company’s strong, established staff of communications and management experts enables her to focus on strategic, operations, business development, and financial matters for the company.

Farnsworth is proud to lead a team dedicated to helping clients develop and execute strategic communications plans that achieve their business goals. In the process, the team—and its clients—have a lot of fun and experience a lot of shared success.

On the rare occasions that she is not working, Farnsworth can be found enjoying the company of her dog, Ramona; cooking and baking; running (to work off all that cooking and baking); and reading.

She was born in Houston, Texas, to which she returned in late 2001 after living in Memphis, Baltimore, Chicago, and London. While in Baltimore, Farnsworth earned a bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and while in Chicago, she attained a master’s degree from The University of Chicago. She has published extensively in business and consumer media, regularly speaks to industry groups and at conferences, and serves on the boards of Be a Resource for CPS Kids (BEAR) and The Center Serving Persons with Mental Retardation (The Center).

Farnsworth is also an appointed and active member of The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council and Second Decade Society, and she serves as the university’s alumni association chapter president for this region. In addition, she is active in the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation.

In 2011, Farnsworth was named to the Houston Business Journal’s list of the top 40 professionals under 40.