Francine Leinhardt was born and raised in Manhattan, attended New York University for her bachelor’s degree in English followed by The University of Southern California where she received a MS in Education (Counseling). Ms. Leinhardt and her husband, Dr. Richard Leinhardt, lived in Brussels for a few years, where he did his post graduate work in the Brussels hospitals, and Ms. Leinhardt worked for NATO as the Director of the Army Education Center for NATO/SHAPE.
Ms. Leinhardt started her Event planning business when her daughter was a toddler, and most of her professional meetings were held outside the United States. She became the meeting organizer for Abercrombie and Kent Travel and planned and facilitated meetings with associated travel companies worldwide.
In 2009, she became the Director of the Education and Event Center at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan, organizing courses, seminars, galas, etc. She is on the board of governors of the Harmonie Club and is Co-Chair of the Membership Committee.