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Leslie Peters

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Leslie Peters

Leslie Peters, incoming Executive Director, is a life-long resident of and advocate for Newark, New Jersey. She has dedicated a lifetime to the city through her career work and philanthropic endeavors.

From her tireless efforts at the forefront of Newark’s political scene to her vast cultural influence, Leslie’s reach into the city is deep. Working hand in hand with Symphony Hall, WBGO and the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District to name a few of the city’s anchor institutions, she has made an impact on the way Newark is viewed internationally.

Her grace, tenacity and focus have prepared her for this ambitious role as ED and she is dedicated to forging an upward path for the Newark International Film festival.Leslie