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Leili Khalessi (she/her)

Director of Communications and Events

Leili joined the Midtown Association team in 2022 as our Director of Communications and Events where she leads our communications, events, and strategic campaigns. 

Leili holds a Masters of Leadership, Organizational Learning and Effectiveness from the University of the Pacific and a BS in Organizational Behavior from Sacramento State.

She has served the nonprofit sector in various capacities for over a dozen years. Leili previously worked as the Director of Communications and Development at RedRover, Senior Account Manager at 3fold Communications, Chief Operations Officer at the American Leadership Forum, and Lead Alumni Outreach and Communications Officer at Sacramento State. 

Her favorite project at Midtown Association has been highlighting our parks as vibrant spaces for wellness, community connection and local food.Outside of work you can find Leili spending time in nature with her dog, listening to audiobooks or picnicking in the park.