Lesley Sanders-Wood is the business manager for the Student Media Center. A native of Laurel, she has a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Southern Mississippi and twelve years of professional experience in mass communications. She was previously employed as a sales representative with Blakeney Communications; marketing director with Gulf States Marketing; travel consultant and community outreach coordinator for Carter Gerald Travel; and community development coordinator for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Sanders-Wood currently serves as the co-chair for the Area Development Partnership, and will be moving from Vice-President to President in July for Sales and Marketing Professionals of the Pine Belt. She is married to Eric Wood and is the mother of two children, Wyatt and Campbell. She is also a member of Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.