Leslie Anderson-Rutland

U.S. and International Head, Workplace Experience Technology
BMO Financial Group

Leslie Anderson-Rutland is currently U.S. and International Head, Workplace Experience Technology.  In her new role Leslie will lead the development and execution of the workplace experience tech team strategy that centers around the employee experience with a specific focus on employee collaboration, customer engagement, productivity tools and environmental efficiency. 
With more than 25 years of experience in the Chicago banking industry, Leslie has held leadership roles in various capacities dating back to her initial tenure with Harris Bank in 1996, when she lead the bank's Urban Emerging Market strategy (UEM). Leslie also spent seven years at Fifth Third Bank, where she was responsible for leading the creation of its middle market healthcare group in Chicago while also leading an existing top-performing Middle Market growth team.   
Leslie has a bachelor's degree in Finance from Hampton University and an MBA with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategy from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.  Leslie also holds a Certified Treasury Professional designation.  
An active member in the Chicago business community, Leslie also invests considerable time with community organizations focusing on college readiness and persistence as well as entrepreneurship.  In that work,  Leslie serves on the board and various committees of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center/1871, Board Chair of OneGoal Chicago, Co-Chair of the advisory board of After School Matters and board member and Treasurer of Chicago State University Foundation Board.    

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