Leigh Picchetti - Board Member

Leigh Picchetti is currently Senior Vice President, National Communications for the Farm Credit Council. Farm Credit has been fulfilling its mission of providing dependable credit to rural America for nearly a century. In her role, Leigh oversees a coordinated national effort for the cooperatively owned network of financial service entities focusing on strategic communications, contributions, corporate giving, and internal collaboration.

Previously, Leigh acted as corporate communications director at Qwest Communications, a Denver-based Fortune 150 company and a leading provider of entertainment and communications services. In a variety of roles at Qwest she supported the company's business markets group, network operations, wholesale operations and mass markets business units. She also represented Qwest multicultural marketing efforts as well as public policy and diversity initiatives.

With a background in agency public relations, public affairs and political consulting, Leigh has spent her career in advocacy development and communications. She has represented a variety of clients across sectors including government, banking, manufacturing and restaurant industries.

Leigh is a graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation “Leadership Denver” program and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce “Chamber 100” program. She was a finalist for the Denver Business Journal's "Outstanding Women in Business" award in 2011, and the national communications team she has built for Farm Credit was recognized by the Public Relations Society of America Colorado Chapter as "PR Team of the Year" in 2012.

Leigh is a native of Iowa and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the board of directors for Salus World and an active supporter of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and University of Denver alumni efforts.