Leigh McCluskey is Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Advisor Group, one of the nation’s largest networks of independent financial advisors, serving over 7,000 advisors with $260 billion in client assets. The wealth management firm offers securities and investment advisory services through its subsidiaries FSC Securities Corp., Royal Alliance Associates Inc., SagePoint Financial Inc. and Woodbury Financial Services Inc., as broker/dealers, registered investment advisors and members of FINRA and SIPC.Leigh joined Advisor Group in September 2016 to establish a Talent Acquisition function from scratch, as the company completed its separation from insurance giant AIG, and began independent operations later that year. Her work included developing new process guides for all aspects of hiring and onboarding, significant automation of candidate records, and designing a new Careers website and social media strategy. Her efforts in talent branding helped Advisor Group’s Glassdoor rating move from 2.6 to a high of 4.4 in 2018. Throughout Leigh’s career, she’s had global or national responsibilities related to strategic planning, human resources, automation, business process improvement, branding, supply chain management, and organizational design. Prior to her current role at Advisor Group, she led Talent Acquisition for ServiceMaster (with brands such asTerminix, American Home Shield, and Merry Maids). Earlier, Leigh built a global Talent Acquisition and Diversity team and platform with all related programs for Monsanto, earning several “Best Places to Work” awards from Forbes and Diversity Inc. Top 50 honors. Prior to her focus in the talent and human resources space, she worked in biotech and ag chem in engineering positions at Delta and Pine Land Company and Eastman Chemical Company. She is an accomplished motivational speaker and trainer at the national, state and local level. She led a private business and project management consulting firm for several years with a focus on healthcare business turnaround, executive conflict management and strategic planning. She and her husband Ron founded McCluskey Enterprises, Inc., in 2005, and owned and operated business facilities in the Mississippi Delta together in multiple communities branded as The Gym and The Studio. Leigh is a graduate of the Leadership America program, a national program for women, and Leadership Mississippi. She is a long-standing senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State University in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Her Lean certifications came through executive programs in partnership with the University of Kentucky and the University of Michigan. Two years into Leigh and Ron’s business success with McCluskey Enterprises for The Gym and The Studio, Leigh was honored as a state business leader in the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40”.