Leslie French is the Director of Human Resources and the Business Manager for Ponderosa Hotel Management Services, LLC. Leslie oversees the payroll, hiring, terminations, unemployment claims, worker’s compensation claims, drug testing, maintaining the employee database and varies other tasks for Ponderosa and all of its client hotels as the Director of Human Resources. As the Business Manager, Leslie oversees the operation of the Ponderosa office, large vendor contracts for the hotels, liquor licenses, assists with the remodeling of the three hotels, maintains the contract for the cellular phone service for 15 lines, and manages insurance files for Ponderosa and its client hotels.
Prior to Leslie’s career in the hospitality industry, she worked in the Cable TV industry for 8 years. Leslie was the General Manager of two cable offices overseeing the day to day operations as well as the budget and revenue figures. Leslie other responsibilities included training, hiring, terminations, and employee benefits, rebuilding a new fiber optics plant from coaxial cable, and budgeting and installing a new digital system at both offices.
Leslie is very active at her church (Heights Church of Prescott) with children’s programs. She assists her husband with a weekly small group Bible study in their home. Leslie and her husband are licensed foster care providers and are also licensed to adopt children through the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Leslie and her husband adopted a sibling group of children three years ago. Leslie lives in Prescott Valley with her husband, Mark, and their children Amy, Chelsey, Tyler, Jaime, Natalie & Lexi.