Leigh F. Friedel

Director of Business Development
Leigh is responsible for developing and implementing plans and procedures for business development and capture management. She works with Ed in the Business Development branch to increase existing business, develop partnerships, and capture new opportunities.

Education

  • Ohio University - Master of Engineering Management
  • National Defense University - Master of Science in National Resource Strategy
  • University of Alabama - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE)

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT HORIZON STRATEGIES?

I very much appreciate that Horizon Strategies provides team members with opportunities to work on meaningful, service focused projects. The leadership team truly values their employees. I am grateful to work with such a professional and experienced team of leaders.

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE JOINING HORIZON STRATEGIES?

For the past several years, I have enjoyed staying home with my kids and attending graduate school while continuing to serve the nation as an Army Reserve officer and Air Force spouse. I have been privileged to serve with amazing people for over 22 years as an Engineer officer including on active duty, in the Army Reserve, and on three combat tours. Some of my previous assignments include battalion commander, civilian and military positions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and deputy commander of the Contingency Response Unit. My most memorable and impactful experiences include working alongside talented soldiers and civilians providing engineering support and capacity development in areas including East Timor, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

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