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Suzanne Leckert

Suzanne Leckert

Managing Partner, Convergence Strategy Group

Founding parnter of both Renaissance, L.L.C. and Convergence Strategy Group, Ms. Leckert has been providing planning and analytical services to clients globally since 2003. Holding the American Planning Association's AICP credential, Ms. Leckert is skilled in strategic planning and the use of analytical tools, including geographic information systems (GIS). She routinely performs market research, feasibility studies, financial analyses, planning studies, and competitive assessments, giving her clients in the private, tribal and public sectors the data and insight they need to make critical decisions.

Ms. Leckert was nominated as one of the Great Women in Gaming as a "Game Changer" in 2018, was awarded the LA-APA's "Excellence Award" for the Shreveport Common Market Assessment in 2015, and was named the Global Gaming Business as an "Emerging Leader" in the casino gaming industry, 2013/2014. During her successful career, she has evaluated the practicality and feasibility of large and small-scale developments across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, and Africa. Her clients have included: Wynn Resorts, Rush Street Gaming, Greater Kansas Racing Alliance, Ajax Downs, Peninsula Pacific, Wilmorite, Caesars Entertainment, Isle of Capri, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde, Tunic-Biloxi Tribe Louisiana, General Assembly of the State of Delaware, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Government of Bermuda, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Regional Planning Commission of New Orleans, and Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District, Lafourche Parish, and the City of Gretna, Louisiana.

Ms. Leckert previously worked for TMG Consulting as Director of Gaming Feasibility and Land Use Analysis, and was the Director of Development Analysis at The Innovation Group. Serving the City of New Orleans, Ms. Leckert was a City Planner and Special Assistant to the Planning Director. Her nearly two decades of work experience includes a staff position with U.S. Senator John Breaux and one with the Tax and Estates practice of the law firm Jones Walker.

Ms. Leckert has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans, and a Master's Certificate in Historic Preservation. In her graduate studies, Ms. Leckert assessed the economic impact of historic district designation, and made recommendations for the revitaliszation and redevelopment of historic neighborhoods and commercial corridors.

Ms. Leckert is a devoted family-woman, currently raising three young children with her husband. She also dedicates her time to mentoring young professional planners, as well as to her church, great causes and charitable organisations including Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, the Preservation Resource Center and the Louisiana Children's Museum.

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