Guild Member Profile

Leslie Wagner

Senior Principal

Indianapolis, IN

Leslie Wagner is a Senior Principal with Ginovus, a globally recognized provider of location modeling, site selection and economic development incentive procurement & management services. Leslie is a member of the firm’s leadership team and leads corporate clients through location analysis, site selection and incentive procurement and management services.

Leslie’s areas of expertise include helping clients from a location modeling and site selection perspective evaluate the best location opportunities for new facility development, expansion and consolidation of business operations.

Leslie’s work includes managing new facility development, expansion, consolidation, and relocation of Fortune 500, life sciences, manufacturing, distribution, and information technology clients. Leslie has successfully closed transactions resulting in over $1.3 billion in capital investment and over 13,500 new jobs. Her expertise in negotiating and coordinating initiatives with economic development organizations, while synchronizing activities with government agencies provides a significant advantage to Ginovus clients throughout North America.

Leslie is a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national economic development events, and has authored many articles in publications across the United States and Canada.

Prior to joining Ginovus, Leslie served in the administration for Governor Mitch Daniels within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.  Her primary responsibilities were to attract new business, expand existing businesses and develop an outreach program to build relationships with site selectors.  Leslie’s career began in commercial real estate, working with primarily institutional owners to enhance asset value.  She is also a Midwest Real Estate Hall of Fame inductee.

Leslie holds a B.A., Business Administration from Franklin College and is a Graduate of The Economic Development Institute, International Economic Development Council at the University of Oklahoma.

North America
Data Centers IT Business Services and HQ
Medical and Life Sciences Advanced Manufacturing Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution
Casey’s General Stores Inc. Endress + Hauser Fastenal
FedEx Supply Chain, Inc. Home Point Financial Corporation Ingram Micro – Cloud Blue
IRIS, USA Knowledge Services United States Cold Storage
XPO Logistics

Leslie has been married to her husband Mark for 32 years and they enjoy being empty nesters now that their two daughters are grown and successful.  Her favorite activities outside of work include being outdoors, traveling and enjoying friends and family.