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Leslie Patterson-Tyler
President & CEO
Leslie Patterson-Tyler is known in her community as a difference maker. This is hardly a surprise to anyone who worked with her in commercial television newsrooms around the country for more than 20 years, as she worked her way up the ranks to senior level management in some of the most competitive markets in the nation. Whether in her hometown of Cincinnati where she received her first opportunity, or in Miami, Washington, D.C., or Philadelphia, Leslie was known in the newsroom to push herself and those around her to do more than settle for the old “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality. Recognizing how important the news is in shaping public opinion, Leslie always strived to produce stories that made a difference by going deeper than what was on the surface.   

After a successful career in television news management, Leslie walked away with a lifetime of transferable skills that she immediately put to good use in her new business venture. As the owner and operator of Tyler-Made Productions, a multi- and social-media, public relations consulting company, Leslie works to bring stories to light that make a difference.  Frustrated by what she views as too much emphasis on bad news and too little attention paid to good news, Leslie works tirelessly to assist faith-based groups, non-profits, and small businesses tell their stories. Many of these groups attest that their achievements and positive influences would not have been known had it not been for Leslie’s work in telling their stories.   

Nowhere has this been more evident and effective than at the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the congregation to which Leslie belongs and where she serves as Director of Public Relations. Since assuming the position in 2008, Leslie’s efforts to make a difference have resulted in Mother Bethel receiving local, national, and international media coverage on dozens of occasions for stories that range from the most serious issues of gun violence prevention, to the lighter fare of what congregants will wear on Easter Sunday. Her passion to make a difference has not been limited to her own professional concern.   

Leslie has taken that same drive to make a difference throughout her community, serving in the following capacities: Board Member, Queen Village Neighborhood Association serving as the Chairperson of the Schools & Youth Committee; Board Member, American Red Cross Penn Jersey Region and Sickle Cell Committee; worked with the American Diabetes Association to create “First Ladies Health & Wellness Tea” in an effort to engage other wives of area pastors to join the fight to prevent diabetes; Co-President, Meredith Home and School Association; and, Vice-President of Community Engagement for the Friends of Nebinger Elementary School. She has become a “go-to” person in the health and education communities in Philadelphia in helping get their messages out to various constituencies.   

Leslie is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and studied in the Graduate School at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Leslie is also a distinguished McCormick-Tribune Fellow and a Fellow of Leadership Philadelphia Class of 2011. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, The Philadelphia Black Public Relations Professionals, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Leslie is married to the Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler, Ph.D., and they live in the Philadelphia area with their children.  In her spare time she enjoys, cooking, traveling to new places, and running with “Black Girls Run.” She successfully completed her first 5K in February 2013.

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