- Chief Executive Officer, Daisy Ventures LLC.
- Founder, Unicorn Sports Philanthropy
- Former Director of Community Relations and Corporate Philanthropy
- Rock Ventures, LLC and Quicken Loans Family of Companies
After a successful tenure as the Director of Community Relations and Corporate Partnerships for Rock Ventures, LLC since 2012, Leslie Andrews launched Daisy Ventures LLC which is the parent company for three other businesses: Leslie Andrews Consulting – specializing in nonprofit development and training; Leslie Speaks! – delivering motivational and corporate speeches for numerous groups; and the lifestyle blog “Grown Woman Chronicles” – targeting subjects important to women over 40. All of her businesses are continuations of her role with Rock Ventures where she oversaw the development and implementation of all the philanthropic and community support for the company in Detroit, Cleveland, Charlotte and Scottsdale, AZ. Her responsibilities included all corporate charitable giving, management of all charitable relationships, identifying volunteer opportunities for the family of company team members and ensuring that the company’s award-winning community presence was clearly defined and metrically impactful.
Prior to coming to Rock Ventures, she served as the Director for the United Negro College Fund, where she was responsible for the Michigan market, leading a multi-million dollar fund development campaign for the nation’s oldest and most successful minority educational assistance organizations.
A seasoned nonprofit, community development executive with a background in radio media sales, Andrews is passionate about the role corporations and private entities can play in the lives of citizens. She continues to mentor numerous nonprofit leaders, college and high school students, and young women entering the workforce.
The most important aspect of her career is her commitment to an impactful community presence. Over the last eight years she has served in several prominent appointed roles including representing Rock Ventures on the Detroit Public Schools Transition Committee under the leadership of Transition Manager Judge Stephen Rhodes, where she co-chaired the Community Outreach sub-committee, and serving as co-chair of the Community Advisory Board of Detroit Police Chief James A. Craig from 2014-2016. She is also an appointee of former Mayor Dave Bing on the city of Detroit Human Right Commission in 2011.
Andrews has amassed many years of active board service with many groups including the following organizations (year joined): Detroit Receiving and Harper/Hutzel Hospital Board of Trustees (2013); Arise Detroit (2011); the Vanguard Economic Development Corporation (Detroit; 2011 – Board Chair – 2015); Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP – 2014); Wayne State University President’s Community Advisory Board (Detroit; 2012); Detroit HBCU Network (2009). Other civic memberships include the Links Inc. – Great Lakes chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc., Belle Isle Conservancy, Detroit Historical Society and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
Andrews holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia, and a Master of Business Administration from Northcentral University (AZ). She was named a 2010 Woman of Excellence by the Michigan Chronicle; and is a graduate of Leadership AFP (2008), Leadership Detroit (2011), and Leadership America (2016).