CNT Welcomes New Managing Director of Strategy and Communications, Leslé Honoré

Growing up I never knew I could make a career out of fighting for equity. I had no idea that there would be organizations dedicated to making transportation equitable, communities more resilient, and policies more purposeful for the people they are supposed to serve. In my 22 years of living in and loving the city of Chicago I have been privileged to work with non-profits like Thresholds and The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. I have been honored to lead the work of training tens of thousands of Home Care and Child Care workers as Executive Director of SEIU’s Member Education and Training Center, playing a pivotal role in supporting front line workers during the pandemic. For the past three years I have had the extreme pleasure of serving as a Steering Committee Member of Elevated Chicago, merging my passion for the arts and Equitable Transit Oriented Development.

I am thrilled to bring my ability to create and maintain strong enduring relationships with large and small organizations. My experience with both traditional and social media platforms. And my passion for lifting up the voices in communities that are often intentionally marginalized by systemic racism to my new role as Director of Strategy and Communications for CNT. I hope to be an asset to the brilliant and amazing team I am lucky to join and build on CNT’s 40 years of improving communities through environmental sustainability and social equity.

Growing up I never knew I could have a career like this! I hope to inspire the young people who look like me to find a path that will leave the world better than they find it.

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