Leah Burdick

Chief Growth Officer

“When we draw on everyone’s talents and abilities, we build a stronger workforce and a more vibrant community. It is a privilege to use the skills I’ve developed during my career to support PRIDE Industries’ mission and further our social impact.”

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Growing the Brand

As head of the company’s Marketing, Proposals, and Foundation teams, Leah works closely with multiple lines of business to grow the organization’s customer base and expand the reach of its mission. Since joining PRIDE Industries in 2020, Leah has boosted the company’s recognition both locally and nationally. She has also led the company’s transition to a new CRM system, and expanded The Michael Ziegler PRIDE Industries Foundation. In 2021, she initiated and led the launch of the I AM ABLE Helpline, a one-of-a-kind employment helpline for people with disabilities and barriers to employment.

International Impact

A skilled marketer, Leah brings a formidable depth of experience to PRIDE Industries. She has launched startups, built more than 20 brands, managed teams on three continents, and led several multifaceted international projects to successful fruition. Before joining PRIDE Industries, Leah was Head of Global Marketing with Hudson RPO, an international, publicly traded talent solutions and recruitment outsourcing company, where she also built and led the organization’s employer brand service offering for clients like BMW and MINI. Prior to that, she was Head of Global Digital and CRM Marketing for its parent entity, Hudson Global, Inc. where she transformed the company’s lead generation practices. Leah launched and ran a digital marketing agency in Chicago that was named women-owned business of the year by a local chamber of commerce. Earlier in her career, she held multiple Vice President of Marketing roles within Jones Lang LaSalle, a Fortune 500 global commercial real estate firm. Leah got her start running projects for companies like Disney, American Airlines, and Scholastic Books at a New York City advertising agency.

A Passion for Service

Leah earned her Global Management MBA (with honors) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Spanish from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Active in the community, Leah created FosterCoalition.com, an online resource site for foster youth, foster parents, and those who wish to support children in care. She also serves on the Boards of the Northern California World Trade Center and CHILL Sacramento, a nonprofit dedicated to building healthy, safe communities. In her spare time, Leah can be found hiking, gardening, working out to Supernatural on the Oculus Quest, and enjoying family game night with her husband and son.

Our Mission Matters to Me

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