Lesley L. Israel

Lesley L. IsraelTitle: Political Consultant (Retired)

Location: Easton, Maryland, United States





  • Adas Israel Congregation (board of managers, 1981-1983)
  • American Friends of Tel Aviv University Washington Board (former chairman)
  • Anti-Defamation League National Commission (member, 1991-present)
  • Anti-Defamation League National Executive Commission (member, 1994-present)
  • Anti-Defamation League, Washington Regional Board (chairman, 1991-1994)
  • Avalon Coordination Centre (chair, 2009-present)
  • Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (chair, 1995-present) (international election coordinator, president, 1981-1983)
  • Democratic Charter Commission (member, 1982-1983)
  • Democratic Delegate Selection Commission (member, 1983-1984)
  • Democratic Site Selection Committee (member, 1989-present)
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems (director, 1997-present) (treasurer, 2006-2017)
  • National Coalition Supporting Soviet Jewry (president, 2008-2009)
  • National Conference in Support of Eurasian Jewry (formerly known as National Conference on Soviet Jewelry) (board member)
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (senior election officer, 1996)
  • Smith College
  • U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad (member, 2016-present)
  • U.S. Department of State (international election expert 1997-present)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2017, 2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2017)
  • Presidential Appointment, President Barack Obama, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad (2016-present)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Politics” Marquis Who’s Who (2009-2010, 2012, 2014)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America” Marquis Who’s Who (1992-2005, 2018-2019)
  • Named, 100 Most Powerful Women, Washington Magazine (1990)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women” Marquis Who’s Who (1989-1990, 1995-2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East” Marquis Who’s Who (1989-2003)
  • Recipient, Special Service Award, Jewish Community Center (1984)

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