Lesley Israel has had a very extensive career in the political world. She served as Senior Vice President for over a decade at The Kamber Group, a public relations and advertising, with an emphasis on problem solving for clients faced with serious image challenges, image development and general public relations services. She also served as President & CEO of Politics, Inc., a full-service political consulting firm that worked extensively in local, congressional, and statewide races nationwide. She served on the national presidential campaign staffs for Hubert Humphrey, Scoop Jackson, Birch Bayh, and Teddy Kennedy.
On the international side, Lesley served as both Treasurer and Director for the International Foundation for Election Systems. She is also a former president of the National Coalition Supporting Soviet Jewry, an organization dedicated to advocating for Jewish communities in countries of the former Soviet Union. Lesley is an international democracy expert having worked on elections and election training in countries around the world for over twenty years, from Afghanistan to Zanzibar.
Lesley is a member of the Presidential Commission on the Preservation of American Heritage Abroad, a former president of the Avalon Foundation, Director and Secretary of Bosnian Handicrafts, Inc., Director of Save a Child’s Heart, Vice President of the Cultural Exchange Foundation, an honorary life member and National Executive Committee member of the Anti-Defamation League, former board member at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and board member of Talbot Humane.