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Leslie Miller, Director of Marketing, Ice Cream, Unilever

Leslie Miller, Director of Ice Cream North America, has spent most of her career at Unilever in brand and general management, sharing happiness through the joys of ice cream and ensuring America has great skincare through her days on Axe and Simple.  Currently, Leslie manages the Lean Like a Start-up world in ice cream and the wonders of brands like Magnum and Talenti.  She also just launched and developed a new probiotic ice cream brand, Culture Republick.  In her current role leading the category, Leslie looks after the digital, e-commerce, partnership and acquisition strategies for the entire category that includes Breyers and Ben & Jerrys.  Partnering with R&D, the best in class tech companies and trend specialists, Leslie is building the future of ice cream right here in America.  Leslie started her time at Unilever on Klondike, reinventing the classic “What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar?” and driving the brand to double digital growth.  She also reinvented Good Humor, bringing back the iconic ice cream truck.   Additionally, Leslie experienced the joys of leading Klondike, Magnum, Popsicle and Good Humor product and advertising development, a portfolio of over $600M.  Her Unilever experience also includes launching the British sensitive skin brand, Simple, into the NA landscape and keeping young men clean with Axe Personal Wash.  Equally passionate about changing the world, Leslie started her career working at the American Cancer Society, raising over $1M for the fight against cancer.  She loves mentoring teams and people, running half marathons and her home state of Wisconsin.  She clearly loves cheese and the Packers, too.