Leslee Bibb, Commission Chair
Southwest Tennessee Representative
Governor’s Appointment Date: April 27, 2016 – September 30, 2020
Term of Appointment: October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2020
Leslee Bibb is a native Nashvillian who relocated to Jackson Tennessee in 1986. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Middle Tennessee State University in 1981. In 1985, she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. That same year she joined Westinghouse Electric Company as part of their Manufacturing Professional Development Program.
Her initial assignments with Westinghouse included engineering and supervision in the Nuclear Components Division in Pensacola, Florida, where she worked on projects for the US Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. She relocated to West Tennessee and began working with the Power Components Division as a quality engineer for the manufacture of power transformer components. Other roles she filled with Westinghouse, which later became ABB, included sales, application engineering, operation of the Equipment Repair Division, and design engineering. She was very involved with her utility customers and their successful utilization of the product, often traveling to substations and climbing transformers to assist.
Feeling the call to work with and assist seniors, Leslee left engineering in 2002 and opened a Comfort Keepers franchise in Jackson, thus combining her training in social work with the analytical and business skills she acquired and honed during her career. She has been intimately and personally involved in the lives of hundreds of seniors and their families as they navigate the aging process. Her philosophy of care is "interactive caregiving," which endeavors to keep seniors engaged in their lives and their care. Keeping seniors active physically and mentally, while paying close attention to their nutrition and safety, is at the core of the services Leslee and her staff provide to their clients.
Leslee has been a part of the Interagency Council of West Tennessee for 13 years, working with other agencies, businesses, and individuals who serve seniors in the area. She is also involved with the Alzheimer’s Association as an advocate and volunteer. She served as Co-Chairman of the Jackson Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2014, was the Event Coordinator for the Walk in 2015, and is Chairman of the Walk for 2016.