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writer , corporate communications administrator

Leslie Renée Chaffin, American corporate communications administrator, writer. Recipient President's award National Hospice Organization, 1992, 93, Addy award for excellence Advertising Federation Wichita, 1982, 85, 97, 98, 99, Emerald award Kansas Association Healthcare Communicators, 1994-1996, 98, 99.

Background

Chaffin, Leslie Renée was born on February 20, 1959 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Gladwin Wilkie and Margrit Hildi (Luthi) Chaffin.

Education

Bachelor in Journalism-Advertising/Public Relations, Wichita State University, 1982.

Career

Ad coordinator/copywriter, Sheplers, Inc., Wichita, 1980-1983;writer/producer, Stephan Advertising Inc., Wichita, 1983-1986;manager marketing public relations, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita, 1986;sole proprietor, Idea Hatching Unlimited, Wichita and Mulvane, 1987-1992;public/editor/et. al., Saddle Up Newspaper, Mulvane, 1987-1990;public relations coordinator, Starkey Inc., Wichita, 1990-1992;adjunct instructor, Cowley County Community College, Mulvane, 1988-1990;director committee, Hospice Inc., Wichita, 1992-1996;accountant executive, Association Advertising Agency Inc., Wichita, since 1996. Freelance writer THORN Americans, Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, 1985-1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to national horse publications including Pin Collecting Guide for the Mining Company, since 1997.

Membership

Committee chair Pack 894, Mulvane, 1994, 95-96. Volunteer guardian/conservator Kansas Advocacy and Protective Service, Wichita, since 1990. Horse trials volunteer Red Brush Farm/Meadowlark Pony Club, Wichita, 1985-1994.

Member Munson Primary Staff Development Committee, Mulvane, 1994-1995, member Munson Primary Curriculum committee, 1993-1994. Board directors Roots & Wings, since 1997, public committee, 1999. Member American Marketing Association (communications committee chair 1999), Mulvane Business and Professional Women (Woman of Year 1988), International Association Business Communicators (vice president communications 1990-1991, vice president programs 1991-1992, vice president membership 1992-1993, president 1993-1994, senior delegate 1994-1995, district 5 grants coordinator 1995-1997, issues manager 1997-1998, Bronze Quill, 1992, 93, Gold Quill 1995, Silver Quill, 1995).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: freelance writing, crafts, computers, horses, music.

Connections

Married Jon L. Smith, August 20, 1983. 1 child, Colt W.

father:
Gladwin Wilkie Chaffin

mother:
Margrit Hildi (Luthi) Chaffin

spouse:
Jon L. Smith

child:
Colt W. Chaffin