National Farmers Union is pleased to welcome Leigh Slayden to the Washington, D.C., office as the acting vice president of membership.
Slayden most recently served as the director of marketing and member services at the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Prior to that, Slayden spent more than 15 years serving in the membership department for organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, the American Chemical Society, and the American College of Physicians.
“We are very pleased to have Leigh join our staff as the acting vice president of membership,” said NFU President Roger Johnson. “She has a tremendous background in membership and marketing, and she brings a number of new ideas to NFU.”
Slayden grew up in upstate New York and spent summers on her family’s ranches in South Dakota and Indiana. She earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland University College.
“NFU’s mission of keeping families on their farms is a very important one and one that I truly believe in,” said Slayden. “I look forward to working with our members and being available to them.”
In her role as acting vice president of membership, Slayden will work with state organizations in structural development, strategic planning, developing membership programs, enhancing revenue streams, building affiliate relationships and designing leadership training. Pending NFU Board approval, Slayden will be named the permanent vice president of membership in January.