Freedom Mortgage Corporation
Leslie is a Sr. Business Analyst in the area of Corporate Analytics at Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a privately held full-service lender. In this role she is responsible for implementing a risk-based continuous internal audit plan based on best practices in Enterprise Risk Management, and she provides consulting services to the organization's management and staff. With over ten years’ experience in finance and enterprise risk management, she has experience in global and national arenas in energy, legal services, banking, education, and tourism/hospitality industries. She is a graduate of the Forum of Executive Women’s Mentoring Program and is passionate about supporting initiatives to increase the number of women in leadership positions, specifically within industries in which women leaders are underrepresented. Leslie earned her B.S. in Finance from the University of Akron and her MBA from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.
Coldwell Banker Preferred
Cherise is a former chemist-now-realtor with Coldwell Banker Preferred, and is known in the real estate industry as "Agent Lady." Cherise provides home buying and selling services all across Philadelphia; however, her focus is working with first-time home buyers in Center City and surrounding areas. Cherise's passion for real estate goes far beyond just closing deals, and is shown by becoming a personal resource to all her clients. Cherise received a Bachelors degree in Chemistry at West Chester University and became a licensed realtor after attending Temple Real Estate School.
Nicole R. Morgenstern
Chair, Social Media
Nicole founded her boutique photo booth & events company, CliqueCam, in 2016 after spending over 14 years in marketing and event planning. With a passion for fashion and hospitality, she has a diverse background of experience including buyer at Destination Maternity, a personal stylist & Marketing Manager at Saks Fifth Avenue and Sales & Marketing Manager of Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse. Nicole is a founding member of Party Partners of Philadelphia, a group of leaders and decision-makers in the hospitality industry which seeks to network, volunteer and create a uniquely collaborative atmosphere in the City of Brotherly Love. Active in giving back to her community, Nicole was honored to run for 2015 Woman of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and continues to serve as Campaign Manager yearly. Nicole holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Philadelphia University.
Chair, PR & Communications
Jamie is a marketing specialist with Braithwaite Communications, an independent marketing, branding and public relations firm in Center City. With a background in media relations, she specializes in writing and packaging content for the press. In her current role, Jamie develops internal and external communications strategies for clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services and nonprofit sectors. She can tell a story in 140 characters or 2,000 words; in a print ad or an email newsletter; through graphics, videos or a special event. Jamie graduated from Quinnipiac University with a B.A. in Public Relations.
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP
Chair, Members-Only Events
McAdam Financially Advanced