Executive in Residence
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.2625 Fax: 412.396.4764
Leslie Mansfield has almost 40 years of experience as Head of Construction & Electrical Installation, Bid Management Director and Project Manager for Bombardier and Project Controls Manager and Director for Westinghouse. Since her retirement from Westinghouse, she has returned to Bombardier to assist with the establishment of a strategic sourcing program for wayside rail equipment and its installation. These positions have required extensive leadership, resourcefulness and communication skills for dealing with new clients and internal proposal and project teams. At Bombardier, Leslie was responsible for the development of a proposal support group that was responsible for the production of all commercial and technical bids for the $400M/year, ISO 9001 certified, Six Sigma based business. This included an estimating organization that produced costs and price schedules that were included with the commercial offers. Within Westinghouse, she was responsible for managing the efforts of a project controls team such that schedule, cost and risk were maintained in support of the profit objectives for the VC Summer project – a $6.4B project being supplied in South Carolina. As the Project Controls Director, she supervised the Project and Functional Managers for all active new plant projects (valued at $28B), maintaining/establishing the necessary governance and resources to support these projects and standard project controls offerings for new business.
Leslie received her undergraduate degree from Carlow College in Mathematics with a minor in secondary education. She received her Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. She is also a graduate of the Duquesne University's Executive Womens's Leadership Program. Leslie is a certified Green Belt recipient, 2011 winner of the Westinghouse N-Vision Management award and a member of several women's mentoring programs, including two for Bomardier transportation.
Leslie is an active member of Project Management Institute, Alzheimer's Association, Mentor for Ellevate (formerly 85 Broads), Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Big Brothers & Big Sisters Mentoring Program and Bombardier's Female Engineering Network.