Las Cruces Young Professional of the Month - August 2014

Aug 15th, 2014

Mandy Leatherwood

Las Cruces Young Professional of the Month August 2014Mandy Leatherwood works in the marketing depart­ment of Memorial Medical Center.

She started in 2007 as marketing specialist and was promoted to director of marketing in 2010. The hos­pital recently expanded the marketing department and Leatherwood has taken on a new role focused on com­munications and community outreach.

Leatherwood graduated from New Mexico State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in communi­cation studies and journalism and mass communications. Through her work, Leatherwood has been involved in many community and fundraising events in Las Cruces. She also volunteers in her personal time. She is a board member of the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, a volunteer with the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Las Cruces program and a mem­ber of the New Mexico State University Aggies Are Tough Enough to Wear Pink initiative.

In 2011, she was a March of Dimes High Heels for High Hopes model, raising more than $10,000. She was asked to return as a Legacy Model in 2013.

Leatherwood has also led a Girl Scout Weed ’n’ Seed troop for at-risk girls since 2009. She was recognized by the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest as a “Woman of Distinction” in September 2013. Leatherwood is also a newlywed. She mar­ried Gerald Guss in June. They plan to honey­moon this fall in Rome. They enjoy traveling and achieved Leatherwood’s lifelong dream of going to the Olympics, when they traveled to London in 2012. They are both avid Aggie fans and can be seen cheering on the team at every football and basketball game.