About Leslie White

Leslie WhiteFounder and president of Croydon Consulting, LLC, Leslie T. White, CPCU, ARM, CIC, CRM, has more than 30 years’ experience within the insurance and risk management industry. Since 1995 she has chosen to specialize in serving nonprofit organizations including associations as a consultant.

Before establishing Croydon Consulting in 2000, Leslie was Director of Risk Management Services for the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, a Washington DC-based, international resource center for community-serving organizations. Prior to becoming a consultant, Leslie worked in the property-casualty industry completing her corporate career as Underwriting Vice President and Officer for a regional insurance company.

Professional Experience


Leslie consults with local, regional, national and international associations and nonprofits as to their unique insurance and risk management needs. Her services include risk assessments, insurance evaluations, and designing risk management solutions in such areas as social media, anti-trust, volunteer management, board governance and daily operations.


Leslie designs and facilitates workshops on insurance and many risk management topic such as social media, policy writing, enterprise risk management, contracts, volunteer management, special events, youth protection, sports, business continuity planning and boards. Croydon Consulting has spoken to American Society of Association Executives, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, National Association of College Stores, International Association of Fairs and Expositions, Inside NGO, ANCOR Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Fellows Program, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, National Mentoring Conference, Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Points of Light Foundation, Special Olympics Inc., United States Olympic Committee, and Volunteer Maryland!


Leslie is in demand as an author of insurance and risk management issues facing associations and nonprofit. She has written on nonprofit insurance needs, social media risks, risk perceptions, board governance, contract management, business continuity planning, special events, liquor liability, automobile exposures and many other topics.

Read her blog, Risky Chronicles for current risk management issues. Leslie also has a monthly post on the SocialFish blog, SocialFishing. Her articles appear in such nonprofit periodicals as Associations Now, ASAE’s Dollars and Cents and Component Relations, Community Risk Management and Insurance, River Voices, Midwest Society of Association Executives’ FOCUS, and BoardSource.

Leslie’s books titles are: Mission Accomplished: A Practical Guide to Risk Management for Nonprofit and the companion Workbook; Leaving Nothing to Chance: Achieving Board Accountability Through Risk Management; More Than a Matter of Trust: The Risks of Mentoring; Managing Special Events: 10 Steps to Safety; Doing Good, Doing Well: Managing the Risks of Corporate Volunteer Programs; and D&O: What You Need to Know.


Leslie has earned the professional designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Certified Risk Manager (CRM). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

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