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Leslie Jarvis currently serves as the Corporate Human Resources Director for the Forcht Group of Kentucky where she oversees the HR and Payroll departments.  The Forcht Group is a group of companies employing more than 2,100 employees in many companies specializing in banking and financial services, insurance, nursing homes and health care, broadcasting and print media, retail, data and Web design services, real estate and construction.

Leslie holds a BS in Human Relations and Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has over 23 years of Human Resources experience in both the public and private sectors, the last 10 plus years spent at the senior leadership or executive level.  She started her HR career as an HR Analyst in the Training & Development sector and progressed throughout her career to her current title of Director.  

In addition, Leslie is an adjunct instructor with Bluegrass Community and Technical College, teaching the SHRM Learning Course for the last 3 years.  She was also recently appointed to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Merit Council.

On a personal note, Leslie has considered Lexington home for 30 years.  She has a son who attends college in Chicago.

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