1988 US Olympian and Founder
Maxie Media Group
1988 US Olympian and media professional Leslie Maxie is a born entrepreneur and no stranger to achievement or pushing herself to optimal performance.
Leslie began her media career as a reporter. Over the years, she has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, including Jesse Owens, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Serena Williams, Barry Bonds, and Mike Tyson. She did this while being the 1st professional athlete to cover the world’s premier entertainment and sporting events outside of her primary sport.
Over the last decade, Maxie has executed a strategic move from broadcaster to Media Maven as Principal/Founder of Maxie Media Group (MMG). MMG has quietly lent its expertise to shape the narrative of and provide media training and crisis communications to several influential clients and corporations. Companies MMG has advised under this umbrella include Viacom Networks, 2014 Super Bowl Planning Committee representing the NFL’s Commissioner’s Office, Toyota Motor Corp, Red Bull GmbH and Red Bull Racing Formula 1, NASCAR, the NY Jets, Major League Baseball executives, Miss New Jersey Pageant, and several fortune 100 © executives. In addition to speaker training, MMG has provided brand and strategic counsel to #metoo Movement founder Tarana Burke, two-time gold medalist, Olympic legend Dr. Edwin Moses, World Rugby Hall of Famer, and Women’s Sports Foundation 2021 President Phaidra Knight, among others.
Maxie has built a dynamic business, designing strategic campaigns to help thought-leaders, Fortune 100 businesses, and individual influencers identify and achieve their media goals.
More than being a media powerhouse, Leslie is most proud of her role as mom to Daughter Andrea (28), son Nicholas (26), and wife to attorney and award-winning photographer Phillip Dowdell.