(Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill)

Leona Alleslev is a former Canadian Air Force officer, senior manager and entrepreneur.

Leona has held leadership positions in the Department of National Defence, as well as senior managerial roles with IBM Canada and Bombardier Aerospace. She served on the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada, the Ontario Aerospace Council and the Women in Aerospace Association joint government/industry change initiatives.

In these roles, Leona worked to change the way multi-million dollar government contracts were structured, evaluated and awarded. At Bombardier she was responsible for defining and implementing the final assembly line infrastructure for the Global Express business aircraft programs. Leona has served as an industry thought leader who has presented advanced manufacturing technical papers at engineering and maintenance society conferences.

Leona and her husband also owned and operated an eco-tourism business in Temagami for ten years.

Leona earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston and received her Queen's Commission to serve as a Canadian Air Force Logistics Officer.

She lives in Oak Ridges with her husband, Ted, and their two children.