Leslie Gottlieb
Leslie Gottlieb

The Public Relations Society of America, New York Chapter has named Leslie Gottlieb president-elect. Gottlieb steps into the role following the July departure of Doug Simon, who resigned from the post for unspecified reasons. She will become president of the organization on January 1, following the term of current president Sharon D. Fenster.

Gottlieb is president of LG Strategic Communications, having previously served as director of marketing and communications for the Jewish Child Care Association and director of communications at Lighthouse International. A board member of PRSA-NY for 15 years, she will continue her involvement on the chapter’s membership and mentoring committees, as well as the chapter’s new Senior Pros committee.

In her new position, Gottlieb will be tasked with studying PRSA-NY’s priorities and initiatives such as diversity and inclusion. She will also focus on fiscal priorities, memberships and creating new partnerships and alliances.

“Leslie Gottlieb brings a wealth of professional insight, association management, mentoring and dynamism to everything she does, and PRSA-NY is delighted to have her in this leadership position,” Fenster said.

Simon was named president-elect of PRSA-NY in January. At the time of his resignation, he issued a statement threatening legal action toward any parties who shared defamatory information concerning his departure.