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Leslie Zemsky, is the Director of Special Events and Projects for the Larkin Group in the City of Buffalo. Known as the company’s “Director of Fun,” Ms. Zemsky plays an integral role in the success of the Larkin Development Group, considered one of the most prestigious companies based in Buffalo’s central business district.
Ms. Zemsky is also the owner of Rockspring Designs, LLC. Using her artistic skills, she produces artwork in the mediums of watercolor, gouache and oil and provides services for custom illustrating and design and layout features for cards, invitations and other special print products.
An active member in her community, Ms. Zemsky currently serves as the president of the board for the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. She is also a member of the advisory board for the Buffalo Arts and Technology Center and a member of the board for Visit Buffalo Niagara.
Throughout her life she has selflessly involved herself in community projects and organizations including serving as the founding chair of Advancing Arts and Culture Buffalo Niagara; past trustee for the The Erie County Cultural Resource Advisory Board; past trustee for The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo; past trustee of Elmwood Franklin School; past trustee of Temple Beth Zion; past trustee of Nichols School; and past member of Maria Love Convalescent Fund Board.
She also tirelessly served as the past chair of many community fundraisers in Western New York, including the Junior League Show House, the Philharmonic Ball and the Nichols and Elmwood Franklin School annual auctions, to name a few.
Ms. Zemsky is also a past member of the Junior Group at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Buffalo.
A resident of Buffalo, Ms. Zemsky and her husband Howard are the proud parents of three children, Kayla, Harry and David.