Leslie Boggs was the 56th president of National PTA, the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association. A leadership development expert from Odessa, Texas, Boggs has over 20 years of leadership experience at all levels of PTA. Boggs will serve as president of National PTA until June 2021.
Previously, Boggs served as National PTA president-elect and chair of several national committees. At the state level, Boggs served as president of Texas PTA from 2014-2016 and was president of New Mexico PTA from 2003-2005.
Boggs began her career in the fashion and design industry and then became the owner of an oil and gas wholesale distributor, as well as an HVAC installation company, both family businesses. After selling the corporations, she founded CarrellBoggs Consulting to help other entrepreneurs and nonprofits enhance their leadership and management skills.
A mother of three and a grandmother of four, Boggs is a dedicated and passionate advocate for children and their right to receiving a quality public education no matter their demographics, ethnicity or household income.
Boggs believes that servant leadership empowers others to reach their potential and is guided by the words of Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
As president, Boggs fought for more funding for mental health access for students and legislation that ensures schools are safe from gun violence. She is advocated for more funding for public schools and to strengthen family engagement for all children. She also led the association during the COVID-19 epidemic, guiding PTAs as they met the critical needs of students, families and schools.
Boggs is a certified DISC trainer and a professional consultant and loves helping other achieve success. She is certified in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and is a member of the John Maxwell Team and Mentorship.