Tiesa Leggett was born in Fort Worth at Carswell Airforce base and is a proud former student of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic school in Fort Worth. Ms. Leggett is the eldest of 11 grandchildren and loves her faith, family, friends, and a good book. She began her career as a journalist before transitioning to the fields of public relations and public affairs. She worked for over 10 years in Tarrant and Johnson counties developing community outreach and education strategies for corporations and nonprofits. Her role includes strategic planning, budgeting, program development, policy creation, speechwriting, identifying and developing potential community partnerships. 

Ms. Leggett served as the Vice President of Advocacy at the North Texas Commission where she led regional legislative issues such as aviation, eminent domain, transportation/infrastructure, and taxpayer-funded lobbying. She completed her contract as a project coordinator for Blue Zones Project Fort Worth, by Healthways, a Sharecare company. Blue Zones Project is an initiative created to make healthy choices easier by impacting the environment, policy, and social networks. As a result, people can live longer, better, and communities can lower healthcare costs, improve productivity, and boost national recognition as a great place to live, work, and play. Tiesa worked in partnership with nonprofits to continue the work of connecting older adults with children and recently helped to acquire a federal grant to sustain the work in the southeast and east Fort Worth.

Ms. Leggett is the founding president of BRIDGE Fort Worth and was recently recognized as 40 Under 40 by the Fort Worth Business Press. She was appointed to the Blue-Ribbon Citizens Committee, established by the Tarrant County Commissioner’s Court, to review the future needs of the JPS Health Network. She is a member of the Fort Worth Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

Ms. Leggett graduated from the University of North Texas at Denton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and holds a Master of Science degree with a focus on sustainability from the University of Texas at Arlington. When she is not serving her community, you can find her blogging, dining at some of her favorite local restaurants, or enjoying Fort Worth’s iconic music and arts scene.