Terre Haute, Ind. - RJL Solutions LLC is excited to announce the launch of West Central Indiana’s new bi-partisan Advocacy Firm. The business was formed to partner with communities, government entities, corporations and organizations who want to make a larger impact in their community, state and nation in key areas. Today’s leaders are busy dealing with everyday operations and vision implementation. RJL Solutions recognizes the challenges these same leaders face when trying to implement an external outreach program and is committed to helping clients fulfil their mission/purpose. The official launch date for RJL Solutions LLC will occur in July 2017.
RJL Solutions LLC will provide services which range from relationship-building, lobbying, advocating and educating on specific issues, promoting public/private partnerships and general external relations business services.
RJL Solutions LLC Owner, Rachel Leslie, believes this service is an important tool to success. “In today's corporate and political climate it's imperative to understand your place in the economic framework of your community, your state and the nation. Competition is fierce and proven themes for success include relationships, education and communication. It’s important you have a place in the world of community, politics and policy. Working within the community development, higher education, and political framework for the last 13 years, my eyes have been opened to new opportunities for our area,” said Leslie. “This business concept doesn’t exist in the region, yet it’s a vital tool for winning. I am confident the West Central IN region can benefit from such services.”
The business tagline is “Advocate, Collaborate, Lead,” which Leslie says identifies the three most important verbs that shape positive change and impacts success. “We must tell our story, work together, and be leaders in our area of expertise. West Central IN is rich with education and healthcare resources, quality infrastructure and equipped with a diverse industry base.”
Leslie looks forward to working with leaders within the region and building new partnerships which will advance regional development for a variety of clients. “I’m grateful to my family, friends, colleagues, and mentors for helping me build knowledge and courage me to follow my passion and influence change,” said Leslie.
RJL Solutions will be located at 9. South 7th Street, in downtown Terre Haute, and is currently undergoing minor renovations.
Rachel J. Leslie, MLD
Managing Principal, RJL Solutions LLC
Rachel J. Leslie holds a Master of Leadership Development degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a B.S. degree in Speech Communication Public Relations and Journalism from Indiana State University. She is a graduate of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Executive Association Chamber University, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management and the Indiana Leadership Forum. She served the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce in many capacities for seven years, including Executive Vice President, and as the Vice President for External Relations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for five years.
She participates on a large number of community and professional boards and committees, which include the Vigo County Education Foundation, Rural Health Innovation Collaborative, Hamilton Center, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Terre Haute Regional Airport Board Authority, and recently appointed to the Indiana Women’s Commission study on paid family leave.
Through Leslie’s work in the Chamber of Commerce profession, higher education, government relations and various community board and development initiatives, she has a broad scope of understanding on how various industries and both private and public sectors can collaborate for maximum results. She founded the Terre Haute Young Leaders, co-founded the Wabash Valley Leadership Institute and worked behind the scenes on many community development initiatives such as Terre Haute’s recognition as “Community of the Year” named by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in 2010. Recently, she initiated the Terre Haute Women in Washington group to build momentum around women leaders engaging in public policy and led a group of 15 women on a two-day journey on Capitol Hill. During her time at the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce she led the largest membership drive in Indiana with over 100 volunteers and over 200 signed members in just two days. However, although these accomplishments are significant, she is most proud of her work with helping young professionals find avenues for community engagement.
Leslie has been honored by various leadership organizations for her accomplishments in business growth strategies, community development and strategic collaboration. She was named one of the top Chamber professionals under 40 by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, a Rising Star by Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley, a Graduate of the Last Decade by the Indiana State University Alumni Association, an Athena International Honoree, a Paul Harris Fellow and most recently a recipient of the Top 12 Under 40 in Terre Haute.
She has two boys, Beau and Luke, and a husband, Broc, who serves as Principal at Ernie Pyle Elementary School with South Vermillion Schools. Her family’s passion for the region keeps them steadfast in Vigo County.