Lezlee Westine

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Lezlee Westine
Director of the Office of Public Liaison
In office
January 20, 2001 – May 25, 2005
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byMary Beth Cahill
Succeeded byRhonda Keenum
Personal details
Born (1960-08-28) August 28, 1960 (age 59)
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Florida (BA)
University of California, Los Angeles (MBA)
Georgetown University (JD)

Lezlee Jean Westine (born August 28, 1960) is the president and chief executive of Personal Care Products Council and a former Republican operative who worked for President George W. Bush.[1]


Westine began her career practicing political and election law in California for Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor. She then ran the northern California office of Governor Pete Wilson. Westine helped found Technet, a political network of high-level executives to promotes the growth of technology sector.[2]

In 2001 she was tapped to run the White House's Office of Public Liaison.[3] During her time in office she attempted to improve the Bush Administration's standing among women by arranging events around the country at which leading businesswomen were introduced to high-ranking women in the Bush administration.[4]

As an executive for PCPC, Westine's salary for 2012 was $920,592.00,[5]

Personal life[edit]

Westine is the single mother of one daughter.[6]


  1. ^ Presidential Nomination: Lezlee Jean Westine
  2. ^ "TechNet Staff, Lezlee Westine, President and CEO, TechNet". Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2010-09-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Vanessa Mizell (2009-06-01). "New at the Top". Washington Post.
  4. ^ FRANK BRUNI (2001-08-01). "G.O.P. Tries to Counter Lack of Support Among Women". New York Times.
  5. ^ http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2012/131/390/2012-131390920-0965f921-9O.pdf
  6. ^ GERALDINE BAUM (2002-05-13). "A Woman's Place: The resignation of Karen Hughes, the White House's most influential female advisor, has set off a debate". LA Times.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Beth Cahill
Director of the Office of Public Liaison
Succeeded by
Rhonda Keenum