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Leslie Gilchrest, Account Executive - Housewares
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Education
Junior College of Albany, Albany, NY
Associate of Applied Science - Retail/ Marketing (1976)

Background
United States Sales Corp (2000 to Present)
The Singer Group (1999 - 2000)
Jones Apparel - Store Manager (1996 - 1999)
Kitchen Etc. - Store and District Manager (1991 - 1996)
Victoria’s Secret - District Manager (1993 - 1996)
Jefferson Ward - Regional Merchandiser (1981 - 1986)
Montgomery Ward - Department Manager (1973 - 1981)

Professional Experience
Leslie was appointed as Housewares Account Executive, responsible for sales to AAFES, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard in March of 2010. As a successful member of our team for the past 15 years, Leslie’s former position included being our company’s top “Regional Manager”, responsible for the AAFES, NEXCOM and MCX Exchanges in the Washington, DC area.

Prior Experience
Prior to coming to the Military Market, Leslie’s background includes 25 years of “retail” experience working for several national and regional retailers. She served as Store Manager and District Manager for a regional specialty chain, Kitchen, Etc., where she gained extensive training for her current role as our Housewares Account Executive. Leslie also served as District Manager for Victoria Secret Stores, where she opened 15 new locations in five states over a four year period.

Other Activities
In her personal time, Leslie enjoys helping friends and family with their home decorating projects.

Other Personal Information
Leslie was raised in Schenectady, NY and her career has allowed her to work and travel extensively throughout New England before moving to her current home in Northern Virginia.