|Leslie Hoffman, Zia Award Recipient|
The Zia Award is given to New Mexico residents with a UNM degree who have distinguished themselves in any one or more of the following categories: philanthropic endeavor, public office, service to the University community and other volunteer activities, business or professional fields, or who have made a contribution to education.
Leslie Hoffman (MBA, BA) began her career as a journalist, but a tour in the Peace Corps in El Salvador swayed her career pursuits toward community development. She worked as a microfinance practitioner and manager with Acción New Mexico * Arizona * Colorado for eight years before beginning her own consulting group, LEH Consulting. She is particularly interested in small for-profit and non-profit businesses.
Leslie is a member of the APS Education Foundation Board, on the board of the Hank Trewhitt Alumni Award, and teaches marketing and microfinance undergraduate business courses at UNM Anderson and is a guest lecturer for the CNM entrepreneurship program.