Speaking Engagements.

Join Leslie Galbreath as she shares insights from her career as a leader in the marketing communications world, with nearly twenty years of experience serving the advanced manufacturing industry.

Leslie Galbreath, APR
Chief Executive Officer
dgs Marketing Engineers


Leslie is an accredited public relations strategist with extensive experience in all facets of marketing communications. She consistently uses research and data to help global clients develop strategy, craft brand identities, sell complex products and build lifetime customer relationships.

As CEO of dgs Marketing Engineers, Leslie oversees the overall strategic planning, creative development, public relations and digital communications activities for the agency and its global clients.

Leslie holds degrees in political science and Japanese from Ball State University and does ongoing graduate work at Georgetown University in the fields of public relations and corporate communications. She is a member of PRSA, the National Association of Women’s Business Owners (NAWBO), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Women in Manufacturing and serves on the board of the Reshoring Initiative. She is co-chair of the APR committee for Hoosier PRSA and a member of the public service committee. Leslie was named a Rising Star by the Indianapolis Star in 2012.

She is a frequent guest speaker on a wide range of strategic communication topics at local and national industry events.

The minute Leslie walked on the stage at the GFMC conference, she captured the audience’s attention. The consummate professional, her speaking style is confident, funny and engaging. Whether the topic is manufacturing, marketing, or public relations, she pulls from her extensive toolbox of knowledge and experience to share insights and actionable information. Her presentation was relatable and accessible to everyone in attendance. As a result, Leslie was rated a top speaker at our event.

Amber Thomas

Vice President, The Association for Manufacturing Technology

Leslie Galbreath has been a featured speaker for Gardner Business Media at several events including our sales meeting and conferences. Her presentation helps companies understand the changing dynamics of social, digital and print media and why a carefully crafted marketing plan can result in measurable results. She is provocative, entertaining and well organized.

Rick Kline, Sr.

President, Gardner Business Media, Inc.

Leslie was a first-time speaker at our Annual Meeting… Her presentation on “Generation of Change,” presented our members with a view of the various generations from Pre-Boomer through Generation X with a focus on millennials in the work force and how having a multiple-generational workforce can provide a competitive advantage. She related well with our audience, was engaging and stimulated conversation. Feedback from our members was very positive with some saying she was the best speaker yet!

Thomas Passek

President, Copper Development Association, Inc.

Leslie’s Marketing Magic was well received by our workshop attendees. The presentation was comprehensive without being overwhelming and pragmatic for nonprofits operating on shoestring budgets! Overwhelmingly, attendees reported walking away with low- to no-cost strategies that could be implemented immediately and said that the workshop gave them a better understanding of how to integrate marketing into their work instead of thinking of it as optional or an “add-on.” Leslie is a pro whose concern for the nonprofit community really comes through, and we’d welcome her back for public workshops anytime!

Tonja Stokes

Field Director, Indiana United Ways


august, 2022

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