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Work/Life: Leslie Gallin

The president of footwear at event and convention producer UBM Advanstar on multi-tasking, Beverly Glen and blending work with her personal life.

Leslie Gallin, president of footwear at UBM Advanstar in Santa Monica, oversees all of the company’s footwear trade shows, including FN Platform, which she singlehandedly launched in 2010, and Magic, a big forum for fashion brands and buyers that takes place annually in Las Vegas. Gallin was vice president of footwear for Advanstar until she was promoted last August. Before joining the company, she was director of the collections at the World Shoe Association and Sole Commerce. Gallin spoke with the Business Journal about maintaining a sense of humor despite a heavy workload.

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