Leslie Zmugg serves as General Counsel and Secretary of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and has responsibility for managing the legal affairs of all entities within Caterpillar Financial Products Division, including Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, Caterpillar Insurance Services Corporation, and their affiliates. Leslie was appointed to her current position in 2014.
She began her Caterpillar career in 1999 with Caterpillar Financial in Nashville, Tennessee. During her career, she has held numerous positions in the Caterpillar Law and Public Policy Division (LPP), including lead counsel for Caterpillar Power’s Marine Finance group in Hockley Heath, England covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East; in Peoria, Illinois as lead counsel for Caterpillar’s Remanufacturing Division; lead counsel for Caterpillar’s Global Mining Division in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and managing attorney for Caterpillar Financial in Nashville overseeing legal operations for the Latin American businesses, along with Caterpillar’s Power Finance, Mining Finance and Capital Markets business units.
Leslie is currently Deputy General Counsel of Caterpillar Inc. and serves on the Management Committee of LPP. She is an enthusiastic mentor in a variety of mentoring programs, and is a member of the LPP Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee.
She received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Leslie serves on the Board of Directors of the Sexual Assault Center and is an active member of the National Association of Women Lawyers.