Lezlee Westine

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Lezlee Jean Westine
Director of the Office of Public Liaison
In office
January 20, 2001 – May 25, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Mary Beth Cahill
Succeeded by Rhonda Keenum
Personal details
Born (1960-08-28) August 28, 1960 (age 56)
Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Education University 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]


Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Beth Cahill
Director of the Office of Public Liaison
Succeeded by
Rhonda Keenum