Leslie Behnke

As Vice President of Process Improvement and Service Quality for TD Bank Group, Leslie is responsible for driving continuous process improvement through the deployment of Lean Six Sigma practices across a portfolio of business units.

 Prior to joining TD in August 2008, Leslie worked in Hartford, Connecticut where she was responsible for Enterprise Business Excellence for the Cigna Corporation. Before joining Cigna, Leslie spent more than 20 years with Motorola in sales, international business development, global operations, vendor management and end-to-end quality management roles.

Leslie attended the Université de Bordeaux, France and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Information Science and French. She received her Lean Six Sigma accreditations at Motorola University, Schaumburg, Illinois.

Leslie has been a featured speaker and contributor to numerous Global Business Excellence forums including the American Society for Quality, The Conference Board, World Conference Business Forums, Federated Press – Women in Leadership and Process Excellence Network.  Leslie is the recipient of an ASQ Quality Executive of the Year Award, The Connecticut Quality Executive of the Year, The Leading Enterprise Award in Quality from the People’s Republic of China, the Motorola CEO Quality award and CEO Volunteer of the Year award.

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