Building a Place for History
Leslie Bensley serves as Executive Director of the Morris County Tourism Bureau and has been a stalwart supporter of Morris County’s illustrious heritage and culture for the past 20 years. The Morris County Tourism Bureau is a 501 c 3 non-profit Destination Marketing Organization that positively affects the economy of Morris County by promoting the area’s exceptional historic, cultural and recreational opportunities by providing services to residents, business travelers and tourists. In 2013 Leslie received an award for recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission for her contributions to upholding and promoting the history of NJ. She served as vice-chair of the Governor’s Task Force for Heritage Tourism. Currently she is the secretary of the Crossroads of American Revolution Heritage Association, past treasurer of the Advocates for NJ History and a board member of the NJ Travel Industry Association. Hailing from Savannah Georgia, Bensley saw preservation and heritage tourism in action as a child while growing up in one of the most beautiful cities and largest historic districts in the United States. Leslie later attended New York University where she studied political science. Bensley lives in Morristown with her husband Charlie of 28 years and has two children Eliza, and Sam. Before returning to Morristown 24 years ago, Leslie and her family lived in Brussels, London and Tokyo. From time to time you may find her working away in her garden.